Depression and anxiety:  How to ease the symptoms

Anxiety is as common as the cold in the modern world, and depression is not that far from the annual flu. Although we can’t say these disorders are more common today than they used to be, we know that diagnostic techniques have been improved and that today we have better ways to spot and treat […]

Art Therapy Could Help Ease Your Depression

Depression can be an isolating, disorienting and profoundly painful experience, robbing you of your capacity to feel joy, happiness and the will to live. Creating art is one of the depression treatments that has been shown to have highly therapeutic effects on psychological health. According to research, art making can significantly influence our physical and […]

7 Reasons You Might Get Workplace Depression & How to Avoid It

Have you ever sat at your desk, stopped whatever it was you were doing and just thought ‘What am I doing with my life and why am I here?’ Do you ever feel so pushed to your limits at work that you just want to chuck everything down and leave? These are both simple examples […]

Our Defective Response To Stress And Anxiety

Seeing my mom slowly weaken and die in front of my eyes left a deep and lasting hole in my heart. The doctors couldn’t believe someone so young fell ill to a disease that mostly strikes the elderly. It just didn’t make sense to them. My mom and I were very close. We both knew […]

50 Inspirational Quotes For Depression Sufferers

I don’t quite understand the power of words. How can someone arrange them in such a way that to read them leaves you inspired and uplifted? Depression is a creepy, sneaking monster that lives caged within us, just waiting for a moment of weakness until it pounces and tries to devour us. But like the […]

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30 Inspirational Quotes For Anxiety Sufferers

Anxiety is common in today’s society, it will reach all of us at some point in life, and it’s for this reason that we have comprised a list of our favourite inspirational quotes for anxiety sufferers. Whether it is due to circumstances at work or school, problems in relationships or with money, or just life […]

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Depression and Debt: The Psychological and Emotional Impact of Insolvency

Personal debt is a growing problem in the UK. An increasing number of people are running up bills and spending beyond their means. People find themselves in debt for a multitude of reasons. Some might be desperately trying to keep up with the Jones’. Some might be trying to provide the best for their family. […]

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The Meaning of Self Respect

People are taught from the moment that they are old enough to make their own decisions that they should behave always with self-respect. But it’s rarely, if ever, explained how you go about doing that or what you need to do to implement it into your daily life. Often, we don’t think consciously about self-respect […]

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School Bullying and Suicide

It came as quite a shock to me to hear on the local radio station that a 14 year child at my old primary school here in Cape Town South Africa had committed suicide, with the cause being reported that he was being bullied by his teachers. “The boy, who committed suicide at his home […]

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig Review

Reasons to Stay Alive, by Matt Haig [Review]

In an age when depression and other mental health issues are finally being treated with the respect and solemnity they deserve, Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig is one of the most important books in circulation. It opens in the midst of Haig’s own depression, at a point when he can see no future, […]

Why It’s So Hard To Let Go

Why It’s So Hard To Let Go

If there is one thing that is practically guaranteed in a lifetime, it is difficult decisions. There are some aspects of human life that just aren’t going to be easy, no matter who you are or how lucky. At times, a choice you face can feel like none of the options ahead of you look […]

Three Books That Help Ease Anxiety

Three Books That Help Ease Anxiety & Depression

When anxiety strikes, one of its most damaging facets is the way it isolates you from the rest of the world. It convinces you that no one wants to deal with your problems, that no one has the time to talk to you about them, that you’re nothing but a burden on your friends. This […]