How to stop feeling shame Shame is a powerful emotionthat causes a lot of pain. Like all emotions, it has evolved for a purpose and understanding what it is for can help you deal with it more effectively. In this week’s round-up, I’m Continue Reading
What is depression, and where does it come from? Can depression be cured, and will it come back after treatment?
The causes of depression are not clear, and many people do not know why it affects their relationships and their work. There are many theories about what happens when you feel depressed, and naturally, many people seek medical assistance.
In the UK, more people than ever before take anti-depressant medication, but rates of depression continue to rise. What should you do if you are struggling with depression?
The resources in Openforwards Self-Help School help you answer these questions and decide on the best strategy for your mental wellbeing.
How can I control my depression and anxiety? Dennis felt desperate. He couldn’t believe what had happened in the last 12 months. He’d gone from being on top of his game to struggling to leave the house. What had gone wrong? A visit to the GP and Continue Reading
Admitting you feel like killing yourself is terrifying. And, it can make you feel painfully guilty; “what about all the people who care about you?” your mind might say. The truth is that suicidal urges are a natural reaction to a very difficult Continue Reading
What is Depression? Depression is NEVER your fault. And one of the most frustrating things about it is that you don’t know why. You might not know why you feel depressed or why you can’t stop it. And, other people often don’t get it either. It Continue Reading