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

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Depression Articles – Shining a light around the web – 9 September 2011

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I am delighted to bring you a guest post from Tina Davis who blogs at Tranquility Now. I love Tina’s work for its refreshing optimism, which no doubt appeals to me because I so patently lack that quality. When you read Tina’s story, you’ll see that her positive approach to self help for depression is […]

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It Says Here … Depression Articles from Around the Web – 15 August 2011

Depression News

If you are tired of looking at yourself for answers about what to read on the subject of depression, delve into my weekly review of depression articles from around the web and see if you like the look of anything here. As ever, I don’t necessarily agree with or endorse what you’ll find in these […]

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Depression News

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I think we all need to be alive to the ‘depression signs’ – the things that can warn us that a person is at risk of developing depression. Although I’ve already written about some of the warning signs of depression in men, which are often quite different from those in women, I don’t really want […]

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