Posts by Blurt Team

Depression: 18 Quotes To Comfort And Reassure

Depression 18 Quotes to Comfort & Reassure

When we are living with depression, it can be hard to find the words to describe how we feel. But we can often find comfort in other people’s words. Sometimes quotes can say something that we’re struggling to find the words for. Sometimes they can be really comforting and feel almost like a hug. 1….

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Our ‘Summer Camp Adventure’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Summer Camp Adventure BuddyBox Reaction

Life is a one heck of an adventure and sometimes, we just don’t feel equipped to deal with it. We designed our ‘Summer Camp Adventure’ BuddyBox care package to help stoke our courage and  rebuild self-belief, so that any mountains we meet feel easier to scale. Our badgerous BuddyBox is packed with a range of camptastic treats. First…

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21 Depression-Friendly Pastimes That Don’t Cost The Earth

When we have depression, it can be difficult to know what to do with ourselves. Depression saps our energy and motivation to do things, and the financial issues that can arise from our condition make cost a factor too. Finding depression-friendly pastimes, which take all of that into account, can be tricky. Doing things we enjoy can help…

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Depression: Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

Depression Living With Dark Thoughts And Urges

When we have depression, we often have to cope with dark thoughts and scary urges. These thoughts can seem to come on with no warning. They can feel completely overwhelming. Living alongside them is exhausting and at times very scary. Because people rarely talk about dark thoughts and urges, it can feel as though we’re…

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Practical Ways To Help A Friend With Depression

Practical Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

Depression can be an incredibly isolating illness. When we’re depressed, it can be hard for us to speak to our friends. We worry about bringing them down, feel awkward and embarrassed, and don’t know how to explain how we’re feeling.  We may try and isolate ourselves, as it seems easier than maintaining a friendship – a friendship…

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10 Subtle Signs We Could Be Living With Depression

10 Subtle Signs We Could Be Living With Depression

Signs of depression aren’t always obvious.  Many of us who live with depression are able to mask it from the world: we can seem “normal” from the outside even though inwardly we’re struggling to cope. Sometimes, we might not even realise we’re depressed. Depression manifests itself differently with different people, and there are many different signs and…

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A Letter To Parents Who Have Depression

A Letter To Parents Who Have Depression

Dear Parent Who Has Depression, You are not alone. One in six adults in the UK has a mental health problem. 4-10% of the UK population experience depression at some point in their life time. You’re definitely not the only parent to have depression. You are not alone. Your depression is not your fault. You didn’t…

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13 Symptoms Of Depression We Never Talk About

13 Symptoms of Depression We Never Talk About

Living with depression can give us a whole range of symptoms. Some are quite well known, such as low mood, sleep difficulties, and limited energy. Other symptoms are less well-known, or less talked about. Our depression may bring symptoms that we find embarrassing. Because of the silence around them, we might feel as though we’re the…

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Depression: Coping With Disrupted Sleep

Depression Coping With Disrupted Sleep

Disrupted sleep is a common side effect of depression. It can cause us to sleep too much or too little. Sometimes it can mean that we wake up during the night. There are some things we can try to help improve our sleep patterns. However if poor sleep is significantly affecting our lives, it’s something we…

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Our ‘All at Sea’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

All At Sea BuddyBox

Life isn’t all smooth sailing. Sometimes we find ourselves all at sea – with stormy thoughts, a foggy head and a foreboding overwhelmedness that make it hard to stay afloat. We designed our ‘All at Sea’ BuddyBox care package to help keep us on an even keel. Inside the box we have a range of sea-themed treats….

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