14 tips to survive depression – from someone with 5+ years experience

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I became depressed in 2012. I was diagnosed after I texted a friend in school from bed saying that I was going to kill myself. He told the school, the school rang my mother, and I was rushed to the local Children’s and Adolescents’ Mental Health Services (CAMHS). I was diagnosed almost immediately with depression.

I have attempted suicide twice, both around that time, and both fairly close together. I have had several depressive relapses, spent many weeks confined to my bed, and have questioned the point of life more times than I can count. I am still here, and I am happy.

Today is World Mental Health Day. In honour of that, here are some of my tips, from experience, on how to survive this horrible illness.

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The Sean With A Fada “Official(-ish) Guide to Summer” – The good, the bad, and the sunny

We’ve been having some great weather the past few weeks and it got me thinking about summer. I have mixed feelings. While everyone seems to love the (relatively) nice weather, the season also has a lot of low points. Here’s my official(-ish) guide to summer.
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