Depression

5 Things I Realised When I Told People About My Depression – By Brendan Okoronkwo

It’s Men’s Health Week, and basketball player Brendan Okoronkwo talks about what he learned through dealing with mental health issues. “I’m struggling with depression”. The hardest four words I’ve had to say. There was no specific moment in my life that made me depressed. I think it was more a culmination of life events combined

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8 Things People with Anxiety Are Totally Sick of Hearing

So, if you have anxiety, you are probably pretty used to hearing certain stuff. It’s usually super well-meaning people like family and friends who, whilst lovely, don’t quite get it. We decided that everyone deserves a bit of a giggle, so we put together a list of 8 of the most annoying things you are

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10 Reasons Why you Should Never be Ashamed of your Mental Illness

We are not ashamed… People are tired of hiding their mental illnesses. Tired of pretending to have a cold for the fifth time this year, instead of disclosing the real reason to employers why they’re off sick again. Tired of explaining why they can’t get out of bed. Tired of explaining why yesterday, they were

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What Not to Say to a Depressed Person

Depression doesn’t take your personal circumstances into account. It doesn’t care what car you drive, it doesn’t care about race or religion or where you were born. It doesn’t care about your upbringing or whether or not you are in a relationship. Depression indiscriminately picks people, regardless of what they have or have not been

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Five Things We Tell Ourselves When We’re Struggling with our Mental Health (but probably shouldn’t)

When you’re struggling with your mental health it’s easy for your mind to play tricks on you. It can convince you of thoughts that stop you getting the help that you need. Often, it’s easier to downplay what you’re going through because admitting it can be really scary. There are certain thoughts that will play

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The Long-Term Effects of Bullying

The Link between Bullying and Mental Health The impacts of bullying can affect crucial aspects of everyday life, even after bullying has ended. So, what are the long-term effects? We all know bullying is bad, but are we actually aware of the lasting impacts it can have on the mental health of those who experience it? According

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