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A study has found that depressive episodes are more prevalent in teenagers and social media is to blame Teenage life in the 21st Century is unparalleled with any previous generation.…

We need to talk about depression and suicide

It has been more than ten years since I first started suffering from depression, when I was first engulfed by the ‘black cloud’. After having my self-esteem ripped away by…

How mental health lost the war on disease

The BBC reported a “crisis in mental health provision” last month, after an NHS trust was told no mental health beds were available anywhere in the UK. In response, one…

Is depression made worse by our society?

‘Money can’t buy happiness.’ A phrase used so often it has begun to lose the potent meaning with which it was coined. But in a society where suicide is the…

First person account: Depression and me

Sophie Jones describes her ongoing experiences with depression and how it affects her illogically on a regular basis. You know how, when its winter, you can hardly imagine being able…

How videogames helped me through depression

Last year I was in a terrible place, recently diagnosed with depression. I spent most of my holidays alone, panicking and worrying about certain things that now seem quite insignificant…

RCPsych concerns over student anxiety

A recent report written by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) has shown that students currently attending university are at a higher risk of suffering from anxiety and depression than…

Young people feel increasingly depressed

One in ten young people feel that their life is meaningless and not worth living, according to a recent survey by The Prince’s Trust. The YouGov Youth Index, based on…