Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Asking for Help
Help. Help! HELP! It's a hard thing to do; asking for help. Especially in certain situations. A lot of the time, we straight up refuse help because either we don't want to bother people, we were raise...
Ashley Petersona month ago
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...
Katia Ashe 🖤a month ago
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 somet...
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Lorraine Woiaka month ago
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 voice...
Michelle Frank2 months ago
Demons of the Mind
My youngest daughter wrote this and asked me to post it. *** I'm terrified of questions. I'm terrified of being asked questions. I hate being asked questions and having to come up with a fake answer j...
Emily Buehner3 months ago
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. The thing with depression is about 20 percent of all teens will experience depression before t...
Analyn Foust3 months ago
A Letter to Depression 10/13/18
Dear Depression, Today, I woke up and looked you in the eyes. You stared back at me, and I recognized your battered face and scarred hands from all the times we have fought. You stroked my hair and I ...
Samuel Bastable4 months ago
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.... Just what exactly does that ...
Kendall Earl4 months ago
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 war...