Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

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

Ayesha Javed7 months ago
Joy? Is That You?
Everyone used to tell me that I could be happy again. It felt like they could never understand what I was going through so wouldn’t really know. It felt like they were too delusional and if they felt ...
PK Yates7 months ago
Depression: A Fight Worth Fighting
Hello, over the many years I've been alive I've encountered a lot of things that have been utterly terrifying and mysterious; however, none of them come close to how awful and terrifying depression is...
Kat L'Esperance7 months ago
Depression When You're an Extrovert
Let's just get this out on the table, depression sucks. It sucks regardless if you're an extrovert or an introvert. But extroverts and introverts get a different can of worms with depression. I can't ...
Sahar C7 months ago
When Your Muslim Parents Don't Understand Mental Health
I grew up with traditional Pakistani parents, arranged marriage and all from the hearts of Karachi. From a young age, I had already known what I can and cannot do around them. I can talk to them about...
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Madeleine Ramon7 months ago
Perspective: A Teen’s Struggle with Weight Loss and Depression
I was only 13 when I started to worry about my weight. My diet was horrible, I exercised maybe once a week — and yet everyone said it was stupid to be worried because I was, “skinny.” In my mind, this...
Kayleigh Lynne7 months ago
The Phoenix - The Truth About Depression
That's always been a huge trigger of mine—I'm depressed. I don't know why. If I knew why I was depressed or if there was a way of fixing it, don't you think that I would have gone about and done whate...
Lauren Stones7 months ago
There's a Mark on the Kitchen Cupboard
There's a mark on the kitchen cupboard. It's small and brown and probably could be scrubbed off or painted over, but no one has gotten round to it yet. It's not the first thing that people notice when...
Digtzy Dog7 months ago
The Depression No One Talks About
In our society, I often see depression portrayed as "extreme sadness" or people who attempt to end their own lives. I know that there are people who reach that low and find that their will to climb th...
Tiffany Romaine7 months ago
Depression
Depression is not something we choose to have. Depression is not a choice. Depression is an illness that lots of people suffer from, including myself. I have dealt with this illness for many of years ...