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Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

Being Suicidal: What It Feels Like to Want to Kill Yourself

Monday, June 20th, 2016

In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most suicides are driven by a flash flood of strong emotions, not rational, philosophical thoughts in which the pros and cons are evaluated critically. I don’t think any scholar ever captured the suicidal mind better than psychologist Roy Baumeister in his 1990 […]

Confessions of a ‘bad patient’

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Like 1-in 4 people reading this, I have mental health problems. Depression & Anxiety, mainly. I have been dealing with these issues by myself for a long time. Recently, I started to feel like I was really cracking up. So, I took the advice of The Samaritans & contacted my GP. She advised anti-depressants & […]

Diary Of A Depressionhead 3

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Since this blogpost was published, several people have complained that it is ‘too negative’. The author was also worried about its unremitting bleakness. So he/she has replaced his/her ‘depressing drivel’ with an image that expresses something similar.* The original post is available here.   * Alas, we were unable to identify the artist who made […]