Self Care Hamper: Depression
Depression is more than just sadness or a blue day. It is invisible and the hardest to explain. Going through this can be a lonesome experience and this is why the hamper exists. It is warmly curated with the hope that even if only a little, it brings you some warmth and consolation.
*the hamper gets updated as we find more useful units.
UNDERSTANDING IT (in video)
- The science of depression
- The difference between depression and sadness
- Fact and Symptoms
The Soul in Depression: Podcast + Transcript on the spiritual aspects of clinical depression and its aftermath
Depression, Resilence and the secret we share: a talk in honesty and depth.
Presence than advice: On helping a friend battling depression
Tim Ferris with Debbie Millman: an autobiographical conversation around the struggle with depression
A summary of the book : on the evolutionary origins of depression
Treating depression: a medical guideline (It is always advised to talk to a medical personnel before approaching options of medication)
What and What not to say to a depressed person.
Simple, often overlooked ways to navigating around depression
Exploring natural remedies/treatment for depression
Podcast show on mental illness: The Mental Illness Happy Hour
A comical documentation of the adventures in depression: Hyperbole and a Half
A weekly webcomic on depression: Depression Comix
A Tumblr experience: Rubyetc
(as recommended by Depression Comix)
Depression Quest : a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style game in which “you are given a series of everyday life events and have to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment.”
Actual Sunlight : a game about depression and suicide.
Elude is a game designed to “enhance friends’ and relatives’ understanding of people suffering from depression about what their loved ones are going through.”
MOVIES TO WATCH
Some movies are included for their soothing effects and their celebration of life's goodness.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Big Hero 6
Dead Poets Society
Lilo and Stitch
Lost in Translation
Synecdoche, New York
Pride and Prejudice
It's a Wonderful Life
Into the Wild
Where the Wild things are
What's Eating Gilbert's Grape
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Reasons to Stay Alive, Matt Haig (recommended)
The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
If You Feel Too Much, Jamie Tworkowski
The Case for Hope, Lee Strobel
Lincoln's Melancholy, Joshua Wolf Shenk
Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields
Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
It's Kind of a Funny Story, Ned Vizzini
- Happiness, Randy Alcorn
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