Depression & Anxiety
“Do anxiety & depression feel the same?
Depression makes it hard to care.
Anxiety makes it hard not to.”
Depression and anxiety can be difficult to recognise in ourselves and others. We have chosen some resources and assessment tests to help you understand and define the emotions and behaviours involved.
I had a black dog, his name was depression
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery. In collaboration with World Health Organisatioin to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.
Zoella’s personal account of Dealing with Panic Attacks & Anxiety
Zoella shares her experience of dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for 9 years. She gives practical tips about what to do and how to get your life back when anxiety kicks in.
Kevin Breel’s brave confession of his depression and suicidal thoughts
Breel didn’t look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that to save his own life he needed to say four simple words.