An honest look at the day-to-day travails for many who suffer from, and yet are able to hide, depression. For as is too often the case, though from the outside a life appears ‘high-functioning’, the reality of mild to moderate depression is one of exhaustion and isolation. Read more here.
What Its Like to Have High-Functioning Depression and Why You Shouldn’t Bottle it Up
Depression: ‘I Kept My Head Down to Survive the Day at Work’
This report of Natalie Hall’s struggle to persevere through her depression without letting her colleagues know what she was going through highlights the inner turmoil required by many suffering from mental illness to just ‘get through the day.’ Read it here.
Are Depression and Excessive Screen Time Linked?
This article discusses a recent study analyzing the effects increased exposure to smart devices can have on mental health. Predictably, an unhealthy amount of screen time increases one’s sense of isolation and loneliness while limiting their social interactions (dating, spending time with friends etc.). Read the article here.
How to Socialize When You Don’t FEEL Like Socializing
Blogger Carol Richard writes, “Have you ever had those times when the last thing you wanted to do is interact with another person [when depressed]? Since isolation can become fuel to the depression – I take steps to not let it take hold of my life.” Read the Blog