Depression

The Downside of the Clock Change from Daylight Savings

Well, here it is. The day the clocks change and we transition from daylight savings to standard time. It is only a one-hour shift in time, so it should only be a minor blip for us to adjust to - or so one would think. The reality is, however, the change can have a significant negative impact on our mental wellbeing.

Depression

Depression Steals My Zest For Life

I describe depression in combination with darkness a lot and often liken this to living on the edge of death. It's not because I always sit without the lights on or want to die. It's because that's how an episode of depression leaves me feeling inside. My zest for life has gone to visit Great Auntie Anne.

Depression

Trapped in a Dark Forest

I struggle when people tell me 'don't worry, there is always light at the end of the tunnel,' if I am in a depressive episode. I prefer to tell people my experience of depression is feeling trapped in a dark, misty forest, with trees in every direction and no visible way out.

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Depression

Can We Really Talk About Depression?

Apart from being a cruel, pain in the butt, depression is a real and horrible illness that affects up to 1 in 4 of the population at some time in their lives. Depression is the ugly sister of illness; the one hidden away and not discussed. The one that seems to make people feel ashamed...