depression

It is not just a matter of feeling sad; discover an honest view of the mental, emotional and physical toll of clinical depression.

  • Jillian Baker
    Published about 20 hours ago
    Alive

    Alive

    𝒀𝒐𝒖 π’‚π’π’˜π’‚π’šπ’” π’”π’Žπ’Šπ’π’† π’π’Šπ’Œπ’† π’šπ’π’–β€™π’“π’† 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 π’„π’“π’š; sometimes I wonder if anyone else notices. I’m sure your spine has been permanently curved by the weight of all those empty, broken promises you continue to carry on your shoulders.
  • Sonny Mac
    Published 12 days ago
    Beach Prayers

    Beach Prayers

    Four days....it’s been four days Isiah tells me, since I’ve been fully present, coming up for air through the foamy churn. After a self-induced break from psychotropics he had surreptitiously reintroduced my medication slowly, gently, by coming in at regular intervals and handing me tablets and water before leaving me to sleep away the grubbiness and dead feeling inside me. I arch hesitantly, flexing the sinews, creating space between muscle and bone. Looking for points of pain like running a tongue around a gritty cavity. Usually I can maintain some degree of functionality. Get up, go to work, come home, chuck some washing on, feed the dog, drink more coffee, wine, whatever, smoke, crash. Rinse and repeat. All conducted through a heavy, aching fog. A cotton wool, asbestos fibered glaze.
  • Angel arnold
    Published 13 days ago
    Life as a depressed teen.

    Life as a depressed teen.

    Let me start off by telling you why I am writing this: when I tell people I am depressed or I’m having trouble with my mental health, they think I’m β€˜lazy’ and they tell me to β€˜get over it’ I want to try and get people who do not suffer from mental health to understand what it’s like, so maybe when people like me do need to talk to someone they’re not scared to because they don’t want to be judged. So, this will be kind of like my own life story but I’m not going to leave out the bad parts; in fact, those are going to be the parts I want you to pay most attention to.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published 13 days ago
    Superfoods That Help Alleviate Symptoms of Depression

    Superfoods That Help Alleviate Symptoms of Depression

    Nutrition is one of the most overlooked aspects of mental health. There are many people who don’t realize or acknowledge the huge role that food plays in physical, emotional, and mental health. If you are struggling with depression, it may feel overwhelming to even think about eating the right foods. However, making a few small changes in your diet can help to reduce symptoms of depression and have a positive impact on your day to day life.
  • Im just floating
    Published 14 days ago
    The explanation.

    The explanation.

    Explanation
  • Mel - eggplant whisperer
    Published 17 days ago
    An Ode to Misery
  • Sid Barnes
    Published 18 days ago
    A Day with depression

    A Day with depression

    I would like to start off with saying that this is nothing more than a personal experience. Something that was painful to write and open up about. I believe that with things like depression it is so important to be deeply honest. I wrote this as a form of self healing and I'm sharing it in the hope that i can show an insight into how hard day to day life can be when you are plagued with depression. Since writing this i am in a very different place, having taken strides forward in wanting to fight and dealing with my mental health issues. By sharing and talking about things you take away the power which isolates you in them.
  • Yulia Ratnasari
    Published 18 days ago
    I Finally Healed From Depression

    I Finally Healed From Depression

    Happy people are all alike, and unhappy people unhappy in their own ways. Some people grew up ignorant and thought-free, and some grew up depressive. It was 2009, when my friends asked me what happened, and I cannot believe it myself that I admitted, I'm depressive. It is not only me, but many people cannot ease the burden easily. When an accumulation of simple event caused discomfort, it feels like life hits me hard. Then unpleasant emotions (fear, dissapoinment, shame, grief, despair) dominating, our mind freaks out and rises out dark thoughts about what's been happened leads to what's gonna happen. It is like an pop-up adds when we cannot close the window and we simply cannot control them. The mind doesn't stop there, it thinks about an escape. An escape from the truth: gulping ISSR, alcohol, religion extrimism, sex, shopping, harm someone, and even suicide, as Nietzsche said 'letting the death enter freely'.
  • Rowan Finley
    Published 19 days ago
    ENFJ's Sometimes Struggle with Depression

    ENFJ's Sometimes Struggle with Depression

    1. They tend to be chronic people pleasers.
  • Miranda Jaensch
    Published 22 days ago
    The Day I Killed Myself

    The Day I Killed Myself

    The Day I Killed Myself
  • Jillian Diane
    Published 25 days ago
    Depression, the Secret We Share

    Depression, the Secret We Share

    Thankfully, my dedicated addiction to Pinterest has given me ample substance for helping both myself and those in need. If you haven't yet searched through TED Talks, you need to. I not only use them for my own knowledge and well being, I use them within my personal training and lifestyle coaching communities, and within my personal circles. Take a moment to check out this great post from Sarah Rose Coaching.
  • Sara Bevins
    Published 26 days ago
    Depression Sucks

    Depression Sucks

    People that have depression such as myself have our good days and our bad. Do we tell others? No, well I know I don't. I keep it to myself, I don't want others to see anything but my happy cheerful self. I don't want to speak the existence of the depression. I thought that maybe if I hide it good enough it would go away, but it doesn't.