Little-Known Symptoms of Depression

Those who have never experienced depression may think that the diagnosis of the condition is simple. A sufferer feels depressed, and… well, surely that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Of course, a low mood is a vital requirement for a depression diagnosis, but the condition also has a number of other symptoms. It’s more than […]

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I’ve Not Been Entirely Honest…

I’ve spoken about my mental health a few times before and I’ve been more open to you guys than I have with my own GP. I was diagnosed with severe depression and memory loss a couple of years ago (but have been living with it for much longer) but I’ve never been completely honest with […]

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NHS and Private Care Story | What’s Your Story?*

While the NHS are amazing, they really do make a difference, sadly every time I’ve ever been in a hospital or received care more than just getting a simple prescription, it’s been a horrible experience. Most of my family work for the NHS and I know how tiring the hours are. One of my sisters […]

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Feel Stress Free with Thrive*

I quite openly talk about my mental health on my blog and after keeping it secret for many years, it is something I’m relatively new at. As you may know, I have been diagnosed with severe depression, memory loss and I suffer with dissociation and anxiety. I struggle to cope with the demands of daily […]

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What (My) Depression Feels Like

Often, reading about other people’s depression and mental health helps me on my road to getting better and writing about it helps a lot too. A lot of the time I struggle to express what I feel, how I feel and what I don’t, so reading about other people’s stories allows me to shout, “THAT’S […]

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Me, My Depression & I | History of My MH

I realised today that I have never spoken much about my depression or my history of it, whereas I have touched on the topic and spoken about my depression induced memory loss. Writing is very much one of my key self-care things. It allows me to express and put down in words how I feel […]

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Making Living with Memory Loss Easier

It’s been over a year since I got diagnosed with severe depression and with that, for me, comes short-term memory loss. I struggle coping with the demands of everyday life. I’m a stay-at-home parent and self-employed, so it’s safe to say that I have my hands full. If I’m not washing clothes or changing nappies, […]

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