Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

H. B.6 days ago
How I Conquer My Mental Illnesses Every Day...
I want to share with you how I deal with (& conquer) my mental illnesses each day. I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. First and foremost, every day is different. This means that you wi...
Zach Rodgers11 days ago
Living...With Mental Illness
Where do I start when it comes to talking about living with mental health? It’s a question I often ask myself. Should I be honest? Lay all my cards on the table? Do my closest friends and family need ...
Samantha Bentley13 days ago
I Am Depressed, Please Stop Telling Me to 'Cheer Up'
I am depressed. Please stop telling me to "cheer up." I remember the first time I heard the word "depression." I was 11 and in my first year at secondary school. My best friend at the time had obvious...
Bethany Williams13 days ago
Let's Talk About Depression
While depression is heavily publicised in modern media, why is it that we must still use the hashtag: #itsokaytotalk? The answer? Depression is still a taboo. Remember when 13 Reasons Why came out on ...
kei hanson16 days ago
No, Karen, I Am Not Lazy. I Am Depressed
Let me start off by telling you a little bit of my struggle with mental illness. It started when I was about 12 years old. I was in middle school. I didn't know much of anything about mental illness. ...
Ana Krasuski16 days ago
The Darkness
Today I seriously thought about killing you. I contemplated. Premeditated murder. I can recall exactly how I felt, sitting in the car en route to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. It was roughly four in the...
Ayesha Javed18 days ago
Joy? Is That You?
Everyone used to tell me that I could be happy again. It felt like they could never understand what I was going through so wouldn’t really know. It felt like they were too delusional and if they felt ...
PK Yates19 days ago
Depression: A Fight Worth Fighting
Hello, over the many years I've been alive I've encountered a lot of things that have been utterly terrifying and mysterious; however, none of them come close to how awful and terrifying depression is...
Kat L'Esperance19 days ago
Depression When You're an Extrovert
Let's just get this out on the table, depression sucks. It sucks regardless if you're an extrovert or an introvert. But extroverts and introverts get a different can of worms with depression. I can't ...