Trying to Get Through a Day with Depression

Trying to Get Through a Day with Depression

I awoke with the best intentions; plans laid ahead, some hope that I would conquer the day. Then the cracks started to show, I started to feel vulnerable, and my head filled up with black clouds. I floated aimlessly from one task to the next, with no real direction or desire for what I was [...]

Creative Outlets for Managing Mental Health

Creative Outlets for Managing Mental Health

A creative outlet can be the difference between sinking or swimming, they can be helpful tools to channel our anger and frustrations and sadness into something else, whilst increasing our skill of something we enjoy. The sense of achievement I feel after writing a post I’m really proud of can be enough to drag me [...]

I’d Rather Be In Bed

I’d Rather Be In Bed

Feeling lethargic is an awful symptom of depression, and often accompanies most antidepressants as a side effect, so sometimes it feels like I can never escape it. It kills my productivity, motivation, and mood. I describe it as feeling ‘heavy’, it feels like my limbs are made of lead, and I have to fight to [...]

The Symptom of Depression Nobody Talks About

The Symptom of Depression Nobody Talks About

Depression is often summarised as a lack of energy, appetite, and motivation. Living with depression for years, I’ve experienced all of these, but I’ve found that there’s one side of the illness that never seems to be mentioned: confusion. Some describe it as an out of body experience, where a person is physically there, but [...]