Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Jakob Russell6 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 Ward6 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 Johnstone6 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 Berryhill7 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 Regan7 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...
The Reality of Being the Wife of a Depressed Man
As trained counsellor (who practiced privately for five years) it's almost expected that I have myself completely "together." You wouldn't believe the amount of times I've been told that I "must have ...
Sarah Russell7 months ago
A Day in the Life of Depression
What does depression look like? Does it look like 3 aM nights crying because you just want the hurting to stop? Sometimes. Does it look like lashing out on your friends and family because the pain ins...
Brian McCann7 months ago
How To Tell Your Parents You Are Depressed & Seek Help
The reality is simple. Depression is a silent killer. You're worried all the time, and it makes some of the easiest choices seem impossible. When you're dealing with depression, talking to your parent...