Birgit Bauer

6 Tips to Manage the Winter Blues

For many, winter can be a depressing time. Here are some tips to combat the blues.

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 support and coping with depressive episodes. 

71 Depression Patient Stories

5 Code Words We Use When We're Feeling Bleak
5 mins
article
Megan Potts

5 Code Words We Use When We're Feeling Bleak

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

4 Myths about Suicide - Debunked
9 mins
article
Megan Potts

4 Myths about Suicide - Debunked

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

Is Lack of Sleep Seriously Affecting Your Mood?

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

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

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

5 Ways Technology Can Help Mental Health

The Recharging Power of Routines to Manage Depression and Anxiety
3 mins
article
Bryce Evans

The Recharging Power of Routines to Manage Depression and Anxiety

Connecting with the World Despite Depression
5 mins
article
Bryce Evans

Connecting with the World Despite Depression

Opening Up about Mental Health and Psychotherapy
3 mins
article
Bryce Evans

Opening Up about Mental Health and Psychotherapy

How 3 Parents Manage Their Depression
4 mins
article
Bryce Evans

How 3 Parents Manage Their Depression

How I Break the Cycle of Depression and Isolation
3 mins
article
René Brooks

How I Break the Cycle of Depression and Isolation

What I Wish My Parents Knew About My Mental Health Struggles
7 mins
article
Bryce Evans

What I Wish My Parents Knew About My Mental Health Struggles

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health
1 min
article

COVID-19: Managing your Mental Health

How Pets Can Help Fight Depression
4 mins
article
Jonathan Rottenberg

How Pets Can Help Fight Depression

A Trip to the Psych Ward Reminded Me How Much My Family Valued Me
4 mins
article
René Brooks

A Trip to the Psych Ward Reminded Me How Much My Family Valued Me

The 5 Steps I Took to Love Myself with Depression
3 mins
article
Jonathan Rottenberg

The 5 Steps I Took to Love Myself with Depression

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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