Category Archive: Depression

Shedding Our Masks on #WorldMentalHealthDay

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Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental… Continue reading

Depressed cancer patients less likely to recover well after treatment

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I came across a study last week from Macmillan Cancer Support and the University of Southampton, which reveals that people with depression are significantly less likely to recover well after treatment for colorectal cancer… Continue reading

What I Wish People Knew About Depression

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Originally posted on Therese J. Borchard:
Someone recently asked me to write on what I wish people knew about depression, in light of Robin William’s suicide. Here’s my response. I wish people knew…

What Not To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed!

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Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.

What Robin Williams’ Death Teaches Us

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Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.

Adventures In Depression

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I am shamelessly stealing the title of today’s post from an amazing blog I have just discovered. Hyperbole and a Half contains the best descriptions of living with depression I have ever read –… Continue reading

World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day.  The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global… Continue reading

Blogging For Mental Health

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As soon as I saw this, I had to join in! Mental health affects everyone and everything we do. Yet, mental health is a topic many don’t feel comfortable discussing. Today, May 16,… Continue reading

Take a deep breath…

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As we age, breathing tends to shift to our chest, becoming more shallow and rapid.   Shallow chest breathing is associated with increased anxiety and depression, a lack of focus and mental sluggishness.… Continue reading

How the light gets in

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Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in ~ Leonard Cohen We now know that the incidence of… Continue reading