Depression

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: How Depression Impacts Friendships

Here’s the thing: depression is an insidious invisible illness. It affects every aspect of a person’s life, from their career and health to their personality and relationships. And one of the relationships that depression affects most is friendships. Here are some typical ways in which depression impacts friendships, especially if it’s of the chronic kind. …

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I Stopped Dating Because Of Depression, & I’m Finally Learning to Accept Myself

When I entered the online dating world in 2019, I knew dating would be harder for me than the average woman. It had been a little over a year since my marriage had ended, and while I had no love for my ex, I was emotionally fragile. Learning about dating trends like benching made me …

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A Simple Skincare Routine For People With Depression & Anxiety

Fact: People with depression often struggle to maintain personal hygiene. Things that come easily to others—like brushing teeth and taking a shower—are arduous chores for us. Now you might be wondering what’s up with the title of this post, right? If we struggle to do the basics, how can we have a skincare routine? Your …

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Is Mindfulness An Effective Treatment For Depression

Is Mindfulness An Effective Treatment For Depression?

Depression is not only a common mental illness but is also long-term in nature. Above 80% of people with depression experience a relapse. Even if you are dependent on medication, they are likely to become less effective over time. There has been ongoing research to prevent depression relapse via natural remedies. Mindfulness has proven to …

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Woman Can’t Discuss Mental Illness Because “Good Vibes Only”

  Rashida has depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. This unholy trifecta prevents her from having a stable job and a long-term relationship. She can’t afford therapy and needs her friends’ support. But her neurotypical friends deny her “negativity” with chants of “good vibes only”. This is a satire piece that got rejected by the …

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The 'Is This All There Is' Monster

Dealing With The ‘Is This All There Is’ Monster

Wake up. Eat. Work. Play. Sleep. Day in, day out. On repeat. Locked in amidst raging disease. Clouds of fear and death loom large. Even a pandemic couldn’t bring us together. Humanity continues its steep decline. People suffer; patriarchy persists. Civil unrest rages at home and beyond. Dalit lives matter. Black lives matter. The privileged, …

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