Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Celina Van Hyning 4 months ago
Yoga for Depression
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), 21,000,000 Americans suffer from some form of depression. For these people, no coping mechanism is out of the ordinary. From medi...
Katharin Crewson4 months ago
Waiting for the Rain Clouds
Winter is coming... it's a simple fact. We can't avoid it unless we move to a warm country to escape the harsh reality of it, but most of us don't have that luxury. So we stay. But it's not all about ...
Samantha Kristine4 months ago
Facing Depression
Without altering one’s perceptions of god, or their idea of a higher power, I propose the idea of applying the Buddhist practices of yoga, meditation, and fasting into one’s weekly routine. The result...
Jakob Russell4 months ago
Challenges
To say everything has been a struggle until now would be putting it lightly. But that’s how it is when you have a brain injury. I just call it “me"; being this way, the way I’ve always known myself to...
Crystal Ward4 months ago
Depression and Why So Many People Experience It
Depression is more than feeling sad or upset. Depression is smiling and feeling the weight of your world crashing in on you. It’s the feeling of not wanting to do anything or go anywhere. Everything y...
Jaz Johnstone4 months ago
Ten Lessons from Ten Years After My Suicide Attempt
Some time this month, ten years ago, my mum burst into my bedroom and found me on my bed surrounded by pill packets. I had been hoarding them to take them all at once and some sort of motherly instinc...
Eva Berryhill4 months ago
Reintegrating After a Long Depressive Episode
If you suffer from severe anxiety and/or depression, the term "isolation" may have a different connotation for you than most. If you understand what I'm talking about, then this is the article may int...
The Diary of a Broke, Anxious Woman Living with Depression
As a kid, I never knew. Sadly, mental health does not get covered in schools nearly enough, or at least it didn't when I was there. That's why I never even knew I was plagued with mental illness at su...
Courtney Regan4 months ago
Depression...
Depression. What can be done to help it or mask its pain? Take medication? Go to therapy? We are advised to do these things to numb the pain, to bury the demons we try so hard to get rid of. We are ad...