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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.

  • Alice Bryant
    Published 4 months ago
    hearing the birdsong in the storm

    hearing the birdsong in the storm

    I once read about a young girl who told her parents she needed to go to a doctor because she heard what she thought to be an unsettling voice in her head. She thought something was wrong and that all that noise couldn’t be normal. Turns out she was hearing her own thoughts and that it was simply her own brain that had felt foreign to her.
  • Aryehnaa
    Published 4 months ago
    You are more than just a Depression

    You are more than just a Depression

    DEPRESSION MOOD to Major Depressive Disorder
  • Vanessa Renee Burchett
    Published 5 months ago
    Depression; It's different for everyone

    Depression; It's different for everyone

    Depression, it's commonly known as the feeling of constant sadness. This is true. However, there is more to it than just sadness. At least for me there is. Some people can agree to this as well. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if someone you love is depressed because they really don't let it show. Depression for me is a roller coaster. One minute I can be the happiest girl in the world, and then...at the snap of a finger, at the drop of a pen, it's all gone. I get these thoughts in my head, someone of you might get them too. You know, the ones that tell you that you are worthless even when you do everything in your power to make everyone around you feel good even at the expense of your own happiness. Or how about the ones that tell you that everyone, including the ones who need you the most, would be better off without you. Yeah, those thoughts, along with so many more. Depression can be hard to explain to people who don't understand. But I'm going to give it a shot here because sometimes when I talk about it, it relieves some of the dread I constantly feel. It's a subject that is very delicate but also super important to talk about.
  • ASHLEY SMITH
    Published 5 months ago
    Worrying is good

    Worrying is good

    I heard an interesting theory while listening to a comedy podcast earlier and still not sure if they are right or not. They said that the man in the couple is anxious, worries all phone calls are bad news and that all conversations are the same. The wife is organised to a point but lets things happen and deals as she goes along. What they said was not only is he dealing with the pandemic and lockdown better but that she heard that this is true in many more cases.
  • Sunrise Dale
    Published 5 months ago
    What I Wish I'd Known About Depression

    What I Wish I'd Known About Depression

    So, this is a topic that I've heard we're all apparently 'sick of hearing about', but I don't think we talk about it enough. Depression comes in a variety of different forms to different people, sometimes based off their own individual life experiences, sometimes due to a genetic chemical imbalance in the brain.
  • Mohamed Maoui
    Published 5 months ago
    What It’s like to Be That Mentally Disabled Person in a Men Brotherhood

    What It’s like to Be That Mentally Disabled Person in a Men Brotherhood

    A few months ago, I was invited by a friend of mine to join a private support group for men. So basically, it is a group that meets weekly and is a place for men to share any goals, issues, difficulties they have in any aspect of their life, and to get support and honest feedback from the others that are there.
  • Taylr Tuggle
    Published 5 months ago
    Stop It With The Filters

    Stop It With The Filters

    Stop It With The Filters
  • The Soul Whisperer
    Published 6 months ago
    Mental health uncovered

    Mental health uncovered

    People are speaking a lot more about mental health and it’s great. Sadly it’s just not the way I expected. Society is leaning towards sugar coating the whole idea of it like it’s some misconception we fumbled across. A piece of gum found under a desk that had been stuck there weeks ago.
  • Stephanie Mountford
    Published 7 months ago
    4 lies your depression is telling you

    4 lies your depression is telling you

    You need it and it needs you.