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.




  • The science of depression
  • The difference between depression and sadness
  • Fact and Symptoms



(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.” 



    Some movies are included for their soothing effects and their celebration of life's goodness.

    • Inside Out

    • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • Big Hero 6

    • Finding Neverland

    • Dead Poets Society

    • Lilo and Stitch

    • Lost in Translation

    • Synecdoche, New York

    • Pride and Prejudice

    • Cool Runnings

    • 127 Hours

    • About Time

    • Austenland

    • It's a Wonderful Life

    • French Kiss

    • Pan's Labyrinth

    • Donnie Darko

    • Ghost World

    • Into the Wild

    • Garden State

    • Where the Wild things are

    • Girl, Interrupted

    • What's Eating Gilbert's Grape

    • Forrest Gump

    • 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

    Recommendations to the list? Please leave in the comment box below.

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