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Amber Terschak

Instagram What does depression mean to you? There is no way to explain and describe depression to reflect the depth of the feeling and condition. In society, depression is usually equated to sadness, just another emotion. Though there is sadness associated with depression, it is so much deeper than this one word encompasses. To me, depression feels like a dark abyss of utter despair, grief, and hopelessness. Depression drains me of all of my motivation, drive, joy, energy, and positive outlook until it renders me incapable of even getting out of bed and feeding myself. It makes me feel like I am drowning under an eternal ocean of pain and helplessness. Depression also sometimes makes me feel out of control because...

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Andrea Broom

Instagram What Does Depression Mean To You? I feel like depression has different cycles, some are a bit more difficult than others. I feel like the more we fight our emotions the more difficult it is to process them. I feel like I have always suffered from depression, looking back even when I was a kid, I would have days in which I would hide out in my room all day. I had my first really strong depression spell my freshmen year in college, my father and I were no longer speaking and I felt very alone, at first it was my appetite, then I stopped enjoying things I normally did and before I knew it all I did was sleep all...

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Ashley Mensah

Youtube || Instagram Ashley’s Story: I was sexually molested at the age of 6 through 13 years old. I didn’t tell anyone until I was 20. I felt like I suppressed that secret and memory so deep that I pretended that nothing ever happened. Being molested I was afraid, so I had a habit of bottling things inside and never really speaking up. There were so many internal conflict growing up because I never really understood what was wrong with me. I started feeling insecure and I felt very disgusted because I felt like I allowed it. During the years I was being molested, I still had to go on with my daily life and having that secret boggling my mind for...

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Candyce Fabre

Instagram   What Does Depression Mean To You? Depression is a very dangerous mental disorder that many people struggle. It is a battle with the unknown.  How Did You Overcome Depression And/or Self Harm?  Although I have never suffered from Depression, I think talking to someone about what you’re feeling can help. Also, excising or practicing meditation may help. What Advice Would You Give Someone That Is Battling With Depression And/or Self-Harm?  I always encourage those that may be suffering from depression to talk to someone about the way they feel. I also would let them know that they are not alone. It may be helpful to go to mental health awareness events. I struggle with Anxiety Disorder and that has been...

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Cara Lisette

Cara's Blog Cara’s Story: I have struggled with my mood since I was around 12 years old. I was depressed, had no self esteem and felt worthless and lost. To cope with these feelings I started self harming and also developed an eating disorder, and after struggling for a while I ended up being admitted to hospital for a few months. My admission really helped me with my self harm and it was during those months that I decided cutting wasn’t something I wanted to be a part of my life any more. I spent the next two years working really hard at reducing self harm, and managed to completely stop by the time I was 18. Even when I...

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