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Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.

  • Michelle Schultz
    Published about a year ago
    Asking for Help

    Asking for Help

    Help. Help! HELP!
  • Ashley Peterson
    Published about a year ago
    Merry Blue Christmas

    Merry Blue Christmas

    Are you spending Christmas alone? Hey, me too! We've all got our stories for why we might be having a blue Christmas alone, and chances are there are a lot of common themes amongst our stories. Here's mine, in the hopes of perhaps showing other people out there that they're not truly alone.
  • Katia Ashe 🖤
    Published about a year ago
    The Reality of Mental Health

    The Reality of Mental Health

    There is a thick line between the people that pretend in order to get attention and the people that really experience it. Is it something you did? Something you're going through? Or is it really something that your brain just does to you because it's an asshole?
  • Lorraine Woiak
    Published about a year ago
    The Hardest Talk

    The Hardest Talk

    Talking to your significant other about your suicidal thoughts is one of the hardest thing you can do. You fear what it will do to them and to your relationship. But it also can help quiet those voices.
  • Michelle Frank
    Published about a year ago
    Demons of the Mind

    Demons of the Mind

    My youngest daughter wrote this and asked me to post it.
  • Emily Buehner
    Published about a year ago
    Depression

    Depression

    I have no friends, nobody likes me, I’m not good enough, I feel alone in this world, what would people think if I was gone, maybe this world will be better without me, I have no purpose here. Sadness, remorse, guilt, shame, anger, hate, empty, alone—these are all the feelings that come to our heads and swallow us whole into what we feel like is the abyss of our current lives struggling with depression.
  • Analyn Foust
    Published about a year ago
    A Letter to Depression 10/13/18
  • Samuel Bastable
    Published 2 years ago
    Men Cry Too - Understanding Depression

    Men Cry Too - Understanding Depression

    It’s astounding how society has conditioned us to believe that women are the emotional half of the species and that men MUST be strong, confident, unwavering and MANly....
  • Kendall Earl
    Published 2 years ago
    Dealing with Mental Health

    Dealing with Mental Health

    In the shower I was lathering up with a smile on my face. The bubbles rose from the surface of the sponge and floated gently to the bathtub floor as I attempted to pop them. I was content from the warm steam surround me and what I felt to be the best decision of my life. I decided to finally kill myself that weekend. After years of self hatred and declining faith in my abilities to handle being a functional adult, I decided the best course of action was a bottle of hard liquor and whatever pills I could find in my parents' bedroom. It had been a long time coming but I suspected it would reach this point sooner or later. How did it start? Well, that is hard to say.