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How to cope over Christmas

For many people, Christmas can be a hard time of year. Grief, loneliness, loss of things and people loved, and depression are just some of the factors that may make the holiday a trying time. In a blog I wrote for Depression Alliance, I share seven things that you can do

You are never alone

I’m saying all of this to say, two years ago I didn’t think I would still be here, but I am. I didn’t think I would have gotten out of that deep, dark hole, but I did. And I never believed that I could find the courage to face my uncertain future. But I have.

Fundraising for Depression Alliance

In the lead up to Depression Awareness Week in April, I am raising funds for Depression Alliance (DA), a charity which supports people living with depression. I've directly benefited from DA, and know lots of other people living with depression who can testify to the same. Back in 2013 when I experienced

Results Depict Depression Art Competition

The wait is over! The results for my Depict Depression fundraiser Art Competition are out! 1st PLACE – Georgina Henshaw 2nd PLACE – Llinos Thomas 3rd PLACE – Margaret Whittaker 4th PLACE – Caroline B. Congratulations to all our winners – thank you for giving of your time, effort and money (donations) to a worthy

Depression Awareness Week

It's officially Depression Awareness Week and I want to ask you to take time to either learn a little bit about this illness, or help raise awareness. For a very common illness which will affect 1 in 5 people at some point in their lives 1. there are still ALOT of

The call for help…

Wednesday night, late, when many of the help call lines were closed, someone posted a sort of distress call on a forum owned by Depression Alliance. It was a friend. Someone who had been there for me many times before. She’d posted how many pills she’d taken. She was fed up and

Depict Depression Art Competition

' Thats the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidicous, and it compounds daily, that its impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key" Elizabeth Wurtzel I can

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