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Depression

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When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

Depression: causes, types and symptoms

Depression is more severe and longer-lasting than normal sadness. Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression.

Self harm and cutting

Deliberate self harm, self-injury or cutting is when you deliberately inflict physical harm on yourself, usually in secret. Learn about why it happens and how to stop.

Common thinking errors

Common thinking errors (cognitive errors or cognitive distortions) are easy to make. Learn about ten common thinking errors and ways to stop them.

Challenging negative self-talk

Self-talk refers to those thoughts or things you say to yourself. Self-talk is often negative and skews how we see ourselves. One of the most important skills you can develop is to identify and manage your self-talk.

How can I develop coping strategies?

Developing coping strategies or tools to cope, is a powerful way to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Learn some new ways to cope.

Suicidal thoughts: wanting to end your life

If you are feeling suicidal, it's important that you keep yourself safe. It is possible to get through these times. Here are some suggestions to help.

How talking to someone can help

Everyone goes through tough times. Learn the benefits of talking to someone about how you're feeling.

Is your friend thinking of suicide?

If your friend tells you he or she is feeling suicidal, take it seriously. Learn about the steps you can take to help.

What are suicide warning signs?

People who are suicidal can give some sign that they are thinking about suicide. Learn about these signs and how you can help prevent a suicide.

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