An archive of articles to help you cope with, manage and recover from depression.

  • Depression

    7 Bad Habits That Make Depression Worse

    So I’m no mental health expert or conqueror of depression, but if there’s one thing I know really well, it’s how to develop a bunch of bad habits that totally wreck my mental health 😂 Luckily though, I’ve gotten pretty good at breaking them too! It’s extremely easy to find yourself slipping into bad habits that make depression worse. Not because you’re weak-willed, but because depression is so mentally-debilitating that sometimes it’s an effort to just survive, let alone practise self-care and positive coping mechanisms. There were times during my worst depressive episodes that I could do nothing but lie in bed and fall down a hole of negative thoughts…

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    What I Wish I’d Known About Post-University Depression

    In a recent study conducted by Student Minds and City Mental Health Alliance UK, it was found that 49% of recent graduates believed that their mental well-being had declined after finishing university. Post-university depression almost feels like a taboo subject. I mean, you’ve finally scraped that 2.1. You’re done with the mind-numbing lectures, the sleepless nights and the anxiety-inducing exams. You’re completely unrestrained by the education system for the first time in your life – you’re supposed to feel free, right? You’re supposed to feel empowered. So why do you feel as though you have a case of post-university blues? I came out of university feeling as though a weight…

  • Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

    Are These Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms Damaging Your Mental Health?

    I’ve talked before about bad habits that damage your mental health, but unhealthy coping mechanisms are a little bit different. While they can also develop into habits, unhealthy coping mechanisms are often a lot more addictive and can be severely detrimental to both our mental and physical health. Having resorted to pretty much every destructive coping strategy at some point, I have way too much experience with the negative effects that they have on mental health. It started once I hit my late teens. By this point, I’d been going to therapy for years but because there was still “absolutely nothing wrong with me“, it wasn’t really working out. Back…

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    Healthy Habits For Fighting Depression – Kick Depression’s Ass On A Daily Basis

    Fighting depression is a daily struggle. But it’s a struggle you’ve won every single day. So far, you have made it through 100% of your worst days and that’s something to be proud of! Fighting depression makes you incredibly resilient. Every single day you are at the mercy of your inner demons and every single day you beat them just by waking up in the morning and goddamn surviving until it’s finally bedtime. Sometimes though, there are days where the depression just pulls you under – and those days can easily turn into weeks, which can turn into months. Fighting depression is exhausting and it’s easy to resort to bad…

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