My Experience: Depression

TW: Mentions of suicide & self-harm.

Depression is an illness that ravages the body and mind, and while I’m sure some of you reading this might think I’m taking my definition of depression a tad too far, I personally think it’s not far enough considering the dangerous oversimplification of the illness as ‘the blues’ or ‘feeling sad’.

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My Experience: Anxiety

Before we get into the details, what is anxiety? Anxiety is defined on Google as a general feeling of unease or worry, and most people will have felt it to some degree at some stage in their lives. It’s usually triggered as a response to something important coming up, like an exam or job interview. People with anxiety disorders, however, can have a variety of triggers for what sets their anxiety off and it can be a difficult thing to manage.

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