Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Brittany Burton2 years ago
Broken to Blessed
A brief history of my 20s: Lost, found, lost, found, lost, found, lost, found. To be completely transparent, most days I feel like one giant contradiction. I love being completely myself — yet I am pl...
Claire dyson2 years ago
Adult Child of Alcoholics
My honest journey from dysfunctional adult child of alcoholics to functioning adult.
Mel Pearce2 years ago
Challenging Our Negative Thoughts
Our brains can be assholes. When you're suffering from depression or a related illness, your brain is basically stuck in asshole-mode. It defaults to telling you all sorts of lies about how you can't ...
Linu George2 years ago
My First: My First Panic Attack Episode
Hello friend, I hope you are doing well. Before I do any introductions, I thought I’d mention that I am not very different than you — like you and many others I suffer from panic attacks. A journal of...
Tabitha Porter2 years ago
Mental Health Issues
Mental health, where to begin? Many people assume mental health issues are so easy to deal with. In reality? They're not. For me personally, it took me a long time to accept that I had a problem and t...
Katie Hagan2 years ago
I Used to Be on Medication
Two things you should know about me: I used to do yoga and I used to be on medication. I started practicing yoga when I was younger because I saw girls posting poses on Instagram. I too wanted to post...
Summer Smith2 years ago
Open Letter to the Depressed and Anxious, or Both
"You'll be fine." "Just be happy." "Do something that makes you feel happy." "It's only a phase. We all have rough times. You'll get over it." "You do this just for attention." These things are consta...
Chloe Urquhart2 years ago
Breaking Through Depression: Give Yourself Credit
Sometimes when we are feeling depressed, we only tend to focus on the bad things or what went wrong. For instance, say the first half of your day went brilliantly, you got the things you wanted to do ...
As the Cookie Crumbles…
For the last few weeks, I’ve been feeling like my old self. Not the good kind of old self, but the self-destructive and self-sabotaging self. I’ve been having a hard time coping with, well, everything...