Things to consider when you’re off work with a mental illness

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I have such admiration for people who can continue to work whilst being treated for mental illness. I struggled so badly that I had to quit my job and was subsequently out of work for over a year whilst I built up my confidence to return. I know for some people going to work is … Continue reading Things to consider when you’re off work with a mental illness

What does depression look like?

"She isn't depressed. She goes to work everyday and I see her out at the weekend" This is the kind of thing I hear muttered again and again about people with mental health issues. Everyone says they are more 'aware' of mental health problems, but when push comes to shove they don't always want to … Continue reading What does depression look like?

5 things you shouldn’t feel guilty about when you’re depressed

Depression and guilt go hand in hand for many people. Let's get one thing straight; you're not to blame for your mental illness! Just like you wouldn't be to blame if you contracted pneumonia or developed arthritis. The mind and body are open to injury and it's nothing to feel guilty about, but I know … Continue reading 5 things you shouldn’t feel guilty about when you’re depressed

How to tell your friends you have depression

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I told some of my friends that I had depression as soon as I got diagnosed. The reason being; I knew I couldn't hide it from them any more. My mood was unpredictable, my actions out of character and I was unfit for work. As far as my Facebook friends were concerned however, I was … Continue reading How to tell your friends you have depression