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Monday, 17 October 2011

The Makeup Heroes: October is Depression Awareness Month

Srs bsns today, folks. There’s been a lot – and rightfully so – of information and posting in the blogosphere this month about Breast Cancer Awareness (Click here to give money and win pretties!). However, October is also Depression Awareness month, which is a cause very close to my heart.

Please take a couple of seconds out of your day to Google some statistics regarding depression in your country; I bet you’ll be shocked. Mixed anxiety and depression is the most common mental disorder in the UK, and one in five of us will suffer from depression at some point in our lives, especially as we get older, and it's supposedly more commonly diagnosed in women. So my point is, more likely than not, you know someone that suffers from depression. Yet there is so much ignorance surrounding depression – and all mental illnesses – and I just despair at that. It’s not something that is the sufferers fault. It is not something they can forget about, they can’t just pull themselves together and get on with it. The stigma that people with depression and other mental illnesses suffer – as well as everything else they go through – breaks my heart.

Please look after your mental health. For more info, check out Depression Alliance (UK).

Ok, that was very serious. But it’s so important! Green in the colour of Depression Awareness, so today I’m wearing green - eyes,clothes and nails - and I’m sure as shit telling everyone why.

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Eyes: Lid, Kryolan Emerald Green. Crease, green from Sleek Acid. Inner corner/brow highlight, The She Space Rules of Reverence. Upper lashline, Evil Shades Acolyte.
Cheeks: Sleek Suede, Benefit Moonbeam
Lips: Darling Girl Holo Gloss in Jaded

Alright, so I don't believe that wearing green or pink or whatever is going to change the world - but even if it makes you think about *your* health, I think that's a positive thing.

Please check out the Makeup Heroes channel for more Depression Awareness and links to all our blogs – we’ll all doing a look for this. Priscilla, Kathy and Wendy now have looks up!

16 comments:

  1. Great cause, thanks for bringing it up, especially as women suffer more often than men from depression!
    And great look, as always :)

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  2. A lovely look for a wonderful cause.

    I know more people who have suffered from depression than from breast cancer, yet depression and anxiety often seem more difficult to speak about openly.

    Thought provoking... deep man (ok, silly end to a nice comment, sorry couldn't help myself) xx

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  3. Depression is something that has affected me as well and even now continues to, so I definitely appreciate this post ten-fold. It hits me the worst during the fall and winter months. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful entry regarding something that affects so may of us. <3

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful look. Love the different shades of green, and of course, the cause. xx

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  5. I suffer from depression. I think that it's really great that all you guys are trying to spread a little awareness. Oh, and the makeup (of course) is gorgeous!!

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  6. Beautiful beautiful look Ms. Robyn!! =)

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  7. Gorgeous look! And fantastic post! mwah!

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  8. Such a great look for such a great cause. Depression has affected my family my whole life, it's so important to shed light on it and reduce the taboo. Great post!

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  9. I really like the look you did. Didn't know there was a depression awareness month: goes to show that things like this do make a difference, even if small. =]

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  10. What a great post! Hopefully more and more people feel comfortable to talk about their depression and not feeling ashamed about it.
    Plus, I love this look on you ;)

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  11. Thanks for bringing this up. I think wearing colors and telling people just reminds us to think about it more and remember. Your look is beautiful, and your comments for awareness are appreciated. :)

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  12. Such a wonderful thing to do, and your look is really nice:) x

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  13. This is an awesome look - so pretty with your red hair!

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  14. Gorgeous look! This is an excellent cause; I have watched a family member struggle with depression and it had a devastating impact on that person's life for a long time.

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  15. This look definitely suits you. I love how it compliments your face and hair!

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