Read the previous Portrait of Depression post here. Today we’re talking to Laura from laurajdavisblog.com. Introduce Yourself.  My name is Laura, I’m 20, and a Psychology student. I write a mental health blog over at laurajdavisblog.com. I love music, reading and spicy foods, but I really don’t like mental health stigmas! When I was 12, I performed in London’s West End where I sang and danced! When did you first realise you had depression? At my diagnosis really! I was diagnosed with depression (and anxiety) in June 2016. Before then,  I never really noticed myself struggling or feeling unhappy, so when I…

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Like people, depression comes in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t present the same way in everyone and you can’t tell if someone is depressed just by looking at them. That’s why every day this week I’m introducing you to someone who deals with depression and their own unique story of it. Today it’s Meg from megstroudblog.wordpress.com. Who are you? Hey I’m Meg, I am originally from Devon but now I am living in London doing a fun and interesting intern and freelance blogging! I like cats and dogs they make me so happy! And I dislike being who are rude…

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Describing depression is not an easy task. And for people that haven’t experienced depression it can be impossible to find the words to explain how you’re feeling to them. So this week I asked my lovely Twitter followers to explain how depression feels to them. Hopefully this helps you feel a little less alone or to help you articulate to your family member/doctor/anyone what you’re going through. Emptiness “Like you’re stuck inside your own claustrophobic bubble yet there is such an atmosphere of vast emptiness. I feel like some force has drained me of hope. Everything is dark.” “Like someone…

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With both Bella from The Life of a Farmers Wife and her boyfriend dealing with anxiety and depression, don’t things get a bit too hectic? Bella doesn’t think so. Here, she explains her experience and how working as a team has helped both her and her boyfriend. I have written this in my drafts a few times already, but I’m not happy with how it comes across. I don’t think I’m explaining myself very well, especially for those who do not suffer with anything like depression or anxiety. So, I’m just going to let it spill out. If this doesn’t make any…

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