Megan Potts

5 Code Words We Use When We're Feeling Bleak

"I'm fine." We often use platitudes to mask the state of our mental health. Megan Potts explores.

People like you, talking about their experience with depression.

Living with Depression: Patient Stories and Support

Read stories from people who live with and manage depression and other mental health challenges. Each story gives a first-person account of living with depression, with tips for finding the right mental health support and coping with depressive episodes. 

51 Depression Patient Stories

My Depression Playlist
4 mins
article
Bryce Evans

My Depression Playlist

5 Ways to Escape the Toxic Misery of Perfectionism
6 mins
article
Claire Eastham

5 Ways to Escape the Toxic Misery of Perfectionism

How Chronic Back Pain Led to Self-Discovery and New Loves
4 mins
article
Megan Potts

How Chronic Back Pain Led to Self-Discovery and New Loves

Is Lack of Sleep Seriously Affecting Your Mood?
7 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

Is Lack of Sleep Seriously Affecting Your Mood?

WRAP: What it is and the Role it Can Have in Recovery
6 mins
article
Megan Potts

WRAP: What it is and the Role it Can Have in Recovery

4 Myths about Suicide - Debunked
9 mins
article
Megan Potts

4 Myths about Suicide - Debunked

How I Use Self-Care with MS to Stave off Bouts of Depression
4 mins
article
Kat Naish

How I Use Self-Care with MS to Stave off Bouts of Depression

These Social Media Scare Tactics are Damaging Our Mental Health
7 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

These Social Media Scare Tactics are Damaging Our Mental Health

Brain Rebellion: What to Do When Your Mind Works Against You
9 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

Brain Rebellion: What to Do When Your Mind Works Against You

Depression, Burnout, or Both? Here's How to Tell
10 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

Depression, Burnout, or Both? Here's How to Tell

Finding Support to Manage Depression at Work
5 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

Finding Support to Manage Depression at Work

5 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health
6 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

5 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health

How to Find Mental Health Help in the LGBTIQ+ Community
4 mins
article
Megan Potts

How to Find Mental Health Help in the LGBTIQ+ Community

 How the Pandemic Fuels My Compulsive Social Media Usage
4 mins
article
Megan Potts

How the Pandemic Fuels My Compulsive Social Media Usage

What I Need to Hear as a Mum with Anxiety
3 mins
article
Megan Potts

What I Need to Hear as a Mum with Anxiety

6 Nutrition Tips for Mental Health – for Lockdown and Beyond
4 mins
article
Claire Eastham

6 Nutrition Tips for Mental Health – for Lockdown and Beyond

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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