What is Depression? Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. While we all feel sad, moody or low
What is mental health? It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood. ‘Mental health’ is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions – such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others. According to the World Health Organization, however, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his
What is Schizophrenia Schizophrenia! It refers to a chronic mental disorder that results in personality deterioration and loss of touch with reality that manifests as hallucinations and delusions. The word “schizophrenia” comes from the Greek roots schizo (split) and phrene (mind) to describe the fragmented thinking of people with the disorder. This is not meant to convey the idea of
I was raised in a family that made sure to include ‘I love you’ in every conversation. My friends knew the best places to party and I was in a happy relationship. People like me can’t get depressed right? Well, we don’t get to pick who suffers and who doesn’t. Depression is a master with a mind of its own.
By Sheila Nkirote “You look tired.” This is the unsolicited observation that I get from people in my life who think there’s value in pointing out the obvious. I get this from people a lot. My rushed makeup routine, if I get to do it at all, does little for my dark, bloodshot eyes. My skin and hair are greasy
Something is eating you up, it chews your joy, your wit and your willpower. It slowly drains your drive to do things and the yearning to create, to innovate or mend. You lose taste in the things you loved to do. You no longer have an appetite for food; not the junk you fancied nor the special from your favorite
What if? What if this was the reason I was created? The question then would be, why me? What did I ever do to deserve this? See, nobody ever understands. Nobody is ever close. The more they think they understand the more they don’t. My shoes too small, my mind too swift. See, experiences can’t be forgotten, pain can’t be