Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Courtney Regan5 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 Russell5 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 McCann5 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...
Rebekah Gilmour6 months ago
Combatting a Day with Depression
We all get them, low points—some worse than others. With depression, a particular low point could be paralysing...crippling. The hardest part? Not feeling like there is a way back out of it—feeling li...
Piper Schilling6 months ago
Living with Mental Illness
When I was younger, I never thought I’d be the one standing in front of others, talking about what I’ve gone through. I never imagined myself uttering the words "I’m diagnosed with depression and anxi...
Jamie Jones6 months ago
Post-depression
I've struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. Four years ago, I was sent to an hospital because I was cutting myself and I tried to commit suicide. Did it help? Not. At. All. It surely...
heaven young6 months ago
Depression
As humans, we talk about a lot of different things out in the public eye. But something we don’t bring up as much is depression and anxiety. We all feel depressed or anxious at one point or another. But some people live it every day. This is the story of a girl who went through just that. That girl is me. When I was younger, until I was 4, I lived with both of my parents. The first few years of my life were great. I had both my parents and my little sister. But around my sister’s first birthday,...
Samantha Burgess6 months ago
Depression
Depression is the biggest liar I have ever met. It tells you that you are useless and unworthy. It tells you that you should be ashamed of yourself and it tells you that you are the worst person in th...