Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Maurice Bernier3 days ago
The Ways I Deal With My Depression
I have reached a stage in my life that I would not even wish upon my best or worst enemy. I am 62 and I am going through changes that I never imagined in my entire life. Some can be dealt with while t...
Amanda Doyle3 days ago
How to Overcome Depression
Before starting treatment for my bipolar disorder, I was suffering with major mood swings. Sometimes I'd be high and on top of the world, like nothing could touch me. But then there was always the dep...
Ayesha Javed8 days ago
Depression and Dissociation; A Story of a Cruel Coalition
We’ve all heard the sayings, the motivational quotes, the words that guide you to look at the positive. Time is a magnificent creature, they tell me, and in its passing, you may heal. What if you no l...
Emma Hawkins10 days ago
Life With Post-Natal Depression
When I gave birth I had my fingers crossed that everything was going to be okay. I'd had a rough pregnancy, and I just wanted to be back to normal, if that was at all possible. I'd been told that the ...
Annika Aura19 days ago
A Never Ending Battle With My Mind
Hi, my pseudonym is Annika Aura. I am an individual who has depression and anxiety since high school. During my high school years, I promised myself that I will not become depressed. Well, I was not a...
What Is Loneliness
What is loneliness? What it is officially is alone; solitary; without company; companionless. But for me, it’s more than that. To me, it’s more than being without a person, because you can feel so alo...
M J24 days ago
Afraid of the Dark
I have always been afraid of the dark. Well, at least I have for as long as I can remember. As soon as the lights go out, the fear comes back; I don’t know what I can do to stop it. I don’t know a tim...
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Savanna Moorea month ago
What Depression Is Really Like
Depression; a horrible, horrible mental illness. Many people see it as sadness or negative feelings; no, it is way more than that. Depression is like a war going on inside your head. You never know ho...
Lizy Careya month ago
The Pain of Depression
It hurts. It physically hurts in ways you can’t even think about if you don’t know it. My arms hurt. The bones in them, like they’re filled with lava, and they’re cracking. I’m amazed you can’t see it...