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Depression Articles + Videos...

Causes Of Depression:
Is Depression A Mind Virus?
Five Signs Of Depression
The Relationship of Stress, Inflammation + Trauma!

Skills That Help You Heal From Depression:
Mindfulness For Depression
How To Journal For Depression
Breathwork For Anxiety And Depression
Ecotherapy: Nature And Green Spaces Help Heal Depression
Anxiety, Depression And Mindfulness
Feeling Stuck And Trapped In Depression?
Learning To Let Go Of "Should"

Short-Form Depression Help Videos:
Self-Doubt In Depression! πŸ’™
Is Depression Just Laziness? πŸ’™
Three Ways To Help A Depressed Person. πŸ’™
Depression Has A Habit Of Returning! πŸ’™
Depression: The Importance Of Mindfulness! πŸ’™
Depression Is An Invisible Illness! πŸ’™
Depression: The Effects Of Kindness And Compassion πŸ’™
Do You Mask Your Depression? πŸ’™
Tell Me About Your Depression πŸ’™
Depression Is Not Sadness! πŸ’™
"Primary Depression" v "Secondary Depression"πŸ’™
Other People Can Make Depression Worse! πŸ’™
How To Be Friends With A Depressed Person πŸ’™
Depression Is One Of The Hardest ThingsπŸ’™
Scary Emotions! πŸ’™
Why Am I So Tired? Why Isn’t My Brain Normal? πŸ’™
Depression: Stop Doing These Three Things!πŸ’™
Depression Sabotages Its Own Healing! πŸ’™
Depression Is A Big Bully! πŸ’™
Anxiety And Depression On Autopilot! πŸ’™
3 Causes Of Depression Exhaustion!πŸ’™

Epigenetics and Epicentering:
The Science Of Epicentering!
Crash Dieting & Epigenetics

Other Relevant Topics:
Long Covid And Chronic Illnesses
How To Avoid Middle Age Spread!
The Relationship Between Obesity And Mental Health

Random Musings Related To Depression:
Can Depression Be Detected On Your Breath?
Rise As A Phoenix
Cognitive Reframing
The Psychology Of Change
Can Depression Be Detected On Your Breath?


Causes Of Depression:

Is Depression A Mind Virus? (What Causes Depression?)

A video presentation, with text transcription, looking at the scientific understanding of what causesΒ  depression,Β including the role of stress, viruses and inflammation.

Five Signs Of Depression

A video presentation, with text transcription, explaining five signs of depression from someone who experienced it.

The Relationship of Stress, Inflammation + Trauma!

A video presentation, with text transcription, looking at how stress, inflammation and trauma may interact to cause depression.

Skills That Help You Heal From Depression:

Mindfulness For Depression

Mindfulness is one of the most importantΒ mental health coping skillsΒ I think you can learn.

Personally, it's had an absolutely enormous impact on the way I live my life. Find out how it can help you...

How To Journal For Depression

In this detailed article we're going to look at how to journal to help heal from depression.

Journaling can help you witness and process your daily experiences and emotions and thereby improve your mental health dramatically.

Breathwork For Anxiety And Depression

Taking conscious control of your breathing is one of the quickest and simplest ways to affect your mind and body. Learning how to change your breathing through breathwork will help you control your anxiety and depression.

Ecotherapy: Nature And Green Spaces Help Heal Depression

Did you know that Americans spendΒ 87% of their lives indoors, and a furtherΒ 6% of their lives in vehicles?

Can more time in Nature help people suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues?

Anxiety, Depression And Mindfulness

Living β€œin the past” (depression) or β€œin the future” (anxiety)Β robs us of the present, and the present is the only actionable time.

Feeling Stuck And Trapped In Depression?

Most of the time we don’t think about the words we use, we just use them. Like so many aspects of life, we run on auto-pilot, without explicit awareness of what we’re doing or saying, internally or externally. But the words we use hold power...

Learning To Let Go Of "Should"

Depression feeds on black and white thoughts, one of which is β€œshould”. Learn how to let go of "should", self-judgement and self-criticism.

Short-Form Depression Help Videos:

Self-Doubt In Depression! πŸ’™
Self-doubt is huge in depression and it's a giant problem because self-doubt will stop people from getting the help they need in order to heal from depression

Is Depression Just Laziness? πŸ’™
A lot of people with depression will blame themselves for being either lazy or procrastinating. Find out why it's not the case!Β 

Three Ways To Help A Depressed Person.πŸ’™
Here are three ideas for how you can help someone who's struggling with depression because it's not always obvious what to say or do. πŸ’™

Depression Has A Habit Of Returning!πŸ’™
Depression has a habit of returning, especially if it's not treated. πŸ’™

Depression: The Importance Of Mindfulness! πŸ’™
One of the most important things I ever learned in my recovery from depression was mindfulness...Β 

Depression Is An Invisible Illness! πŸ’™
Depression is an invisible illness. You may actually physically look okay, but people may be judgmental + deride the fact that you feel terrible on the inside.Β 

Depression: The Effects Of Kindness And Compassion πŸ’™
What are the effects of kindness and compassion on depression? πŸ’™

Do You Mask Your Depression?πŸ’™
Depression masking is when people go out into the world on a daily basis, interact with colleagues, co-workers, friends and pretend that they are not depressed.Β πŸ’™

Tell Me About Your DepressionπŸ’™
If you have depression or think you may have depression, could you please let me know in the comments? πŸ’™

Depression Is Not Sadness! πŸ’™
Depression is not sadness. Sadness is a feeling that's experienced in response to a loss.Β πŸ’™

"Primary Depression" v "Secondary Depression"πŸ’™
Primary depression is outright major depression, clinical depression, with no other mental or physical illnesses. πŸ’™

Other People Can Make Depression Worse!πŸ’™
Something that unfortunately can make depression worse is that people don't understand it.

How To Be Friends With A Depressed Person πŸ’™
It's really hard to be friends with someone who's depressed. One of the best things you can do for a person who's depressed is to make space for them.

Depression Is One Of The Hardest ThingsπŸ’™
Hey, if you're experiencing depression, or you think you may be experiencing depression, please be kind to yourself.Β 

Scary Emotions! πŸ’™
One of the problems at the core of depression is that we don't want to feel our emotions, specifically our vulnerable emotions.Β 

Why Am I So Tired? Why Isn’t My Brain Normal? πŸ’™
I often see comments online that are words to the effect of why am I so tired, why isn't my brain normal?

Depression: Stop Doing These Three Things!πŸ’™
When you're depressed, a lot of people will give you a lot of helpful advice as to things you can add to your life to maybe make you feel better.Β 

Depression Sabotages Its Own Healing! πŸ’™
One of the core problems of depression is that we lose touch with who we are. We don't know what we like because we're divorced from our feelings. πŸ’™

Depression Is A Big Bully! πŸ’™
People who have depression are very prone to bullying thoughts, thoughts such as, "I should do this", or "I must do that", or "I have to do the other", or "I've got to".πŸ’™

Anxiety And Depression On Autopilot! πŸ’™
Our brains love to put things on autopilot. So when you next go and make a cup of tea or a cup of coffee, you don't think consciously about each and every step. πŸ’™

3 Causes Of Depression Exhaustion!πŸ’™
Where does depression exhaustion come from? It comes from primarily three places. πŸ’™

(See more of our short-form depression help videos.)

Epigenetics: Introduction

In a very real sense we are always adapting to our environment, through the mechanism of epigenetics upregulating some genes and downregulating others.

The Science Of Epicentering!

Part of the reasoning behind the name "epicentering" is epigenetics. But what's that all about, and what does it have to do with depression and mental health?

Crash Dieting & Epigenetics

How does crash dieting affect your genes?Β  Epigenetics may have the answers. And if our environment is so impactful, changing our environment may help heal depression.

Articles about other relevant topics:

Long Covid And Chronic Illnesses

I’ve noticed an overlap between the symptoms of β€œLong Covid” and chronic illnesses.

The common symptoms may tie in with a low-level of background inflammation also often seen in depression.

How To Avoid Middle Age Spread!

Find out what middle age spread is, why it happens and how to avoid it.

The Relationship Between Obesity And Mental Health

The relationship between obesity and mental health is complicated, but in this article I take a look at how being overweight can negatively impact your mental health.

Cytokine Storms And Mental Health

Have you noticed that cytokines have been in the news recently, and in particular "cytokine storms"?Β I think there could be a link to mental health. Let's look at what's been happening...

Random musings related to depression:

Rise As A Phoenix

Is there something holding you back from being liberated as a new phoenix? Some flames you won’t face?

Cognitive Reframing

One of the best things about developingΒ awareness of yourselfΒ is that you see yourself from a different perspective.

Technically, this is known as "cognitive reframing", or "cognitive restructuring".

The Psychology Of Change

We’re wired NOT to change. We’re wired to accept our situation unless we’re in mortal danger. So how can we change?

Can Depression Be Detected On Your Breath?

If signs of a PTSD attack can be detected by trained dogs, can the severity of depression also be sensed, and what does it mean for identifying successful treatments?