Understanding Depression Helps …

'one day we'll look back on this and cry' by Martin Grover
“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling” – Dr R.W. Shepherd.

Dealing with depression is tough – whether it’s your own or a loved one’s. But it’s even tougher if you know nothing about the illness.

TooDepressed.com aims to help you understand depression by bringing you:

  • Clear, unambiguous, well-researched information
  • The perspective of depression sufferers
  • Strategies for getting help and for helping yourself to overcome depression.

You can follow my own depression story in my depression blog and read more about the background to the site here. TooDepressed.com is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Image: ‘One day we’ll look back on this and cry’ by Martin Grover

There’s hope for us all

Depression Self Help

I’m really happy to publish this guest post by David Small. I think he captures a very important point that can really help in bringing about recovery from depression. It was certainly something that helped me. The image, by Martin Grover, is his interpretation of the single “Don’t let me lose this dream” by Aretha […]

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Therapy for Depression – An Introduction to the Options

Depression Therapy

This introduction is the first in a series of articles summarising the various, most common therapies used for treating depression. My experiences with depression eventually led me to undertake a formal course of study in counselling and psychotherapy, which is still on-going at the time of writing. So I’m fortunate to have some theoretical and […]

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Who’d want to interview me?

A Depression Blog

A little while ago I got an email from a guy called Justin who wanted to interview me. Justin runs a great site called How I beat Depression. He’d read TooDepressed.com and decided that my story might be a good one for his readers. I have to say I was a bit hesitant. I didn’t […]

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Depression in teenagers

Guest views

This is a guest post by Denny Dew. Denny writes with great passion on the subject of teenage depression. See if you agree with Denny’s take on the subject and comment below. Depression in teenagers, and depression in general, can have a multitude of causes, amongst which fear has a major role. Dorothy Rowe, in […]

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Suicide riks for mid-life men

Depression in Men

The UK’s wonderful Samaritan’s organisation has published a report highlighting the prevalence of suicides in men of middle age. The report shows that in particular men from lower socio-econonic backgrounds are at most risk. Men from such backgrounds are ten times more likely to commit suicide than those from higher socio-economic groups and affluent areas. […]

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Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities

Depression Self Help

I’m delighted to publish this guest post by Kathryn Vercillo. Kathryn found her own particular way to help herself recover from serious depression and she has written about it in a new book. Kathryn turned to crochet as her healing activity but, as she tells us below, the benefits she gained from crochet can be […]

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Dealing with stress and anxiety – winning the battle between coping and compliance


This is a guest article by Angela Stone Stress reduction techniques often recommended by physicians include intensive exercise, meditation, guided imagery and a healthy diet. These methods can reduce cortisol levels and eventually help you to relax if you stick with them long enough. You want to follow your doctor’s advice, but when you’ve had […]

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Male depression and suicide: the facts, the figures and a little bit of hope

Depression in Men

This article discusses male depression and suicide. If you are feeling suicidal, it is vital that you get some immediate support. Please do that now. Some relevant support services can be found here. I have had this article in draft for several months, unsure whether I should publish it. In the end I decided I […]

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

Causes of Depression

This is a guest post by Shanna Laub. I’m pleased to publish this piece because it refers to some recent research about the link between sleep deprivation and depression. This is something that interests me, having noted from my own experiences that there appears to be a connection between sleep and depression. Having depression is […]

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Melancholic depression and non-melancholic depression: where do these fit into the depression landscape?

Depression Diagnosis

When I began my research into causes, classifications and cures for depression, I came across the categorization of ‘melancholic’ and ‘non-melancholic’ depression. At first, I didn’t really understand how these fitted into the other definitions of depression I had seen. Now, I realise that that was not surprising, since this categorisation represents something of a […]

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