WE ARE BLURT, AND WE’RE DEDICATED TO HELPING THOSE AFFECTED BY DEPRESSION.
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We invited TED Talk'er and licensed psychologist, Dr Guy Winch, to talk to us about emotional first aid - what it is and how we can practice it.Find out more
It can be really hard to understand depression. We might not understand our own thoughts and feelings, or be able to identify with what’s happening to us. This is perhaps why so many of us use metaphors to try and get our heads round depression. Winston Churchill described his as a black dog, and that...All Posts
BuddyBox was created for ANYONE who could benefit from a boost, or a pick-me up, or a big dollop of self-care (see, everyone!).
Being diagnosed can be overwhelming – there’s a lot to learn and plenty of prejudice to battle. Telling people is tough, and not everyone will understand.
We’ve compiled a library of resources to help you understand depression and what it means for you.
It is difficult, but talking about depression is really important. We think people who’ve experienced it know best, so we’re passionate about peer support – connecting those who have been through depression with those who are currently struggling, to provide reassurance and comfort during a very scary time. It’s that knowing nod thing again.
There are some really great organisations out there that can help you, and your family, navigate depression.
There are so many in fact, that we’ve put together a directory of organisations that you might find helpful.
Think of us as the knowing nod. You’ve seen it – a slight bob of the head, often accompanied by a smile. A little movement that says, “I understand”, “I’m listening” and “I’m here for you”. That’s us.
We really understand how devastating depression can be. Jobs come to an end, relationships break down and lives can be lost, all through the effect of depression. That’s why the work we do here at Blurt is so important – it not only changes lives, but saves them.