depression


Conversation #4
Depression and Anxiety

…are often close friends Depression and anxiety are not only the most common mental illnesses, they are also very likely to occur together. Either simultaneously or one leading to the other. We have already had a conversation about depression, eating disorders and persistent depressive disorder and learned that each struggle […]


Lessons from
the mental hospital

In society’s architecture, mental hospitals are the garden sheds; they may be excluded from the main construction plan, but they are built close enough to store everything that the main plan won’t fit. With feelings being an intimate and raw expression of our inner worlds, our mental health is a […]


Lonely together

You know you live in a crazy world when people prefer to have big conversations via texts, and small conversations when meeting face to face. But before we get all judgy, let’s take a minute and think: when was the last time we had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone without […]


Depersonalization: The curious case of losing touch with reality

An introduction to our mind’s “alternate reality” depersonalization and derealization disorder. The way our mind defends itself from the outer world can be quite impressive, every day we are confronted with situations that require our attention, be it our jobs, private life, social media, advertisements, family messages, news and so […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


Trick Yourself Into a Good Mood

Off days – we all get them. For some reason, or no reason at all, we wake up on the occasional bad day and ask ourselves: Why bother showering? Why bother making lunch? Why bother leaving the house? Why bother turning on the TV? Why bother going to the bathroom? So what most […]