Kat Naish

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

Times can get tough when living with depression and chronic illness. Self-care can help to make the dark clouds dissipate.

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. 

59 Depression Patient Stories

Why We Need to Say STOP to Social Media Scare Tactics
7 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

Why We Need to Say STOP to Social Media Scare Tactics

How My Mental Health Affects My Parenting Style
7 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

How My Mental Health Affects My Parenting Style

How to Help a Loved One through a Panic Attack
4 mins
article
Kat Naish

How to Help a Loved One through a Panic Attack

Animal Magnetism: Why Our Brains Love Wildlife
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

Animal Magnetism: Why Our Brains Love Wildlife

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

6 Tips to Manage the Winter Blues
3 mins
article
Birgit Bauer

6 Tips to Manage the Winter Blues

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

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

What I Need to Hear as a Mom with Anxiety

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

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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