Tag: depression

I’m Jealous Of The Selfies You Take

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Instagram is the new Facebook to me. I deleted my original Facebook account after I realised how shitty it was making me feel. I would scroll through hundreds of posts, photos, etc. and feel so much envy that I would feel like a loser in comparison. Instagram is becoming like that for me. I scroll …

Where To Find Support For Mental Illness

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Mental illness can be very isolating. It can feel like you are completely alone in how you are feeling, like nobody else will quite understand what it is you are going through. Sometimes it can be too tough to talk with those closest to you about your mental health. I get that – I’ve had …

Depression Is Like A Tidal Wave

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You’re paddling along just fine, in the ocean that is life. Sometimes you struggle with a stronger current, sometimes everything seems calm and you can relax with a soothing back stroke. When depression comes, it hits you like a tidal wave. It crashes down on your mind, body and soul. It takes away those memories …

Opening Up About Mental Illness

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When visiting my family last September I suppose I did have a breakdown (I just Googled ‘breakdown’ to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating). My emotions spilled out at the smallest trigger, making what was a fun family dinner into an emotional spectacle that nobody could walk out on (the table and chairs are so squished together that …

When I Looked In The Mirror, I Didn’t Recognise Myself

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Her hair was darker blonde, there was no liquid eyeliner – not even the ghost of it after wearing some for more than a few hours, and she had her fringe tucked behind her ear. Is it still a fringe if you can tuck it behind your ear? That’s something I’ve always wondered.