Bipolar · Depression

Finding My Identity After Depression

One of the problems with any long term illness, is that it can feel like your illness defines you. I was depressed for most of my teenage years, which is when people typically find establish their identities, often through friendships and relationships or just trial and error, being a teenager is all about discovering who you… Continue reading Finding My Identity After Depression

Bipolar · Depression

The Physical side of Depression 

People rarely talk about how depression affects you physically. If you asked someone whose never experienced it before what depression feels like, I bet 9/10 times they’d say ‘sad’. Everyone’s heard the typical ‘it’s all in your head’ but actually, a lot of the common symptoms are physical ones. For example, appetite changes. Usually a… Continue reading The Physical side of Depression