Depression

11 Unbelievable Habits Of People With Hidden Depression (#9 Is So Sad)

Depression is a serious psychological disorder that affects more and more people each year. People with hidden depression are battling their demons internally within themselves, without anyone knowing. In the age of superficiality, we avoid telling other people our issues that causes us to bottle them inside us. Unfortunately, many people think this the remedy....

An Open Letter to the Friend Who Saw Me Through My Depression

By Ashley Duvan I’m generally a cheerful person. I’m usually full of love, life, and happiness. I open my eyes in the morning and feel excited to be alive. There was a time, though, when it wasn’t so easy. When blinking and breathing and speaking all took so much effort that I thought I may as...

13 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

By Julie Hambleton In America today, roughly 19 million people suffer from depression. It is estimated that at any given time, three to five percent of adults are experiencing a major depressive episode, and 2 of every 100 kids and 8 of every 100 teenagers have severe depression. All of these statistics exist despite depression being a very...

Depression: We’re Not Faking It (But It Sometimes Feels That Way)

Sometimes, we worry that we are faking or making up our depression. It doesn’t matter how many depression symptoms we have. It doesn’t matter how many professionals have told us we’re ill. And it doesn’t matter how many depression treatments we have been through. We still have times when we feel as though we are faking it.   WE WORRY...

When My Depression Seems Like Laziness to Others

By Caitlin Ainsworth Have you ever felt like everyone around you was living a full life? Not to say they are — or you are not — but I’ve found sometimes through my own pain it can seem like everyone else has nothing to fight off. I wake up every day with immense dread that I’m no longer...

15 Habits of People With Concealed Depression

Depression is a very serious mental illness that often goes unnoticed for years. People with concealed depression are battling demons within themselves all on their own. They are not sharing their struggles and do not want to burden those around them. You see, for most people wounds are not something we are open about. We tend to...

Meet the mum tackling depression one photo at a time

A mother from Hull has shared two strikingly different photos of herself when she was having suicidal thoughts to show that mental health does not have a specific look. Amelia Smith, 24, said people, including medical practitioners, sometimes failed to realise she was suffering with depression because of the way she looked or behaved. She says...

What Anxiety Actually Is, Because It’s More Than ‘Just Worrying’

Anxiety is the restless nights of sleep, as you toss and turn. It’s your brain never being able to shut off. It’s the thoughts you over-think before bedtime and all of your worst fears become a reality in dreams and nightmares. It’s waking up tired even though your day just started. Anxiety is learning how to...

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

By Lindsay Holmes Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships. Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for partners to detect and the people who deal with it hesitant to speak up in the...

Lifesaving Asthma Drug Linked to Nightmares and Depression

According to a study published Wednesday in Pharmacology Research and Perspectives, Singulair (montelukast) has been linked to such side affects as nightmares, depression, aggression and headaches. The study used two databases to determine the prevalence of side effects for adults and children taking Singulair. One from the Netherlands reported over 300 adverse side effects. The other, maintained...

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