Battling DePRession

Depression in PR can be devastating. There’s no question that working in public relations requires some level of peppy positivity, but when you suffer from depression that can be difficult (a.k.a. near-impossible!).

Feeling demotivated can certainly make working on relationships more difficult than ever, as you struggle to like and promote your own personality, much less anything else! The feeling of listlessness can be overwhelming, which leads to a deeper spiral of misery for yourself and those around you… but don’t worry, this isn’t the end of your career!

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Social Media Pressure = Depression for Kids

With the thought of our peers having more money, holidays and fun than us, or our friends getting luckier in love, ever present in our timelines, the pressures of social media are often felt by all of us.

But as adults, we sometimes have the luxury of realising that people only share their highlights online – filtered and edited snapshots of normal lives to make ourselves look and feel good about how others see our worlds.

However, do children and young adults have that thought process?

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Self-Reflection

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Two months ago today, I started a blog named Red Panda Public Relations.

Then, I had no knowledge of Public Relations blogging, or if I’m honest, anything about Public Relations in general!

But here I am, eight weeks and twenty (!) blog posts later, and I am proud of what I have achieved so far… Continue reading

Internal Internal Communications

Internal communication is an integral component of a company’s success or failure. So why are our own, personal, internal communications so often neglected?

Obviously, employees know to be polite and kind to colleagues, but why are so few of us kind to ourselves?

This post explores how important self-care and internal-internal communications are in public relations.

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Invisible Illness

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It’s the beginning of week four on my Public Relations course, and already my mental health issues (anxiety and depression) have made life difficult. I only have two days a week to attend lectures, yet somehow, I have already missed one day, walked out of lectures early twice and I’ve had several anxiety attacks in front of my whole class – great start.

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