Depression Articles

Setting Expectations Too High – a Direct Route to Stress and Depression?

What are expectations? Our prediction of how we want things to go, expectations can seem harmless. But not always. Low expectations, for example, can mean you underachieve in life, or let others manipulate you. And what about high expectations? In a world focused on success and ambition, they can seem exemplary. But high expectations are often a...

10 Myths About Suicide You Need to Know

Every two hours someone dies from suicide in the United Kingdom and more than 10 times as many people attempt it (according to the Mental Health Foundation). So why is it that suicide is still so misunderstood? Educate yourself by learning the following myths about suicide. [Or read our piece on How You Can Help Someone Considering...

Is Guilt a Hidden Cause of Your Depression?

Popular causes of depression you’ve likely heard about include anxiety, stress,  low self-esteem, and childhood trauma. But what about guilt? Could it be a possible contributor or cause of your low moods? [Not sure if you are depressed? Read our comprehensive guide to depression]. What is guilt, really? Guilt is a feeling of embarrassment and...