Posts by Blurt Team

When Depression Is All We Feel We Know

Depression is an insidious illness, in that it not only seeps into every aspect of our lives, it alters how we feel about ourselves. When we have had depression for a while, it can feel as though it’s all we know, as though it has well and truly gobbled us up. It can feel as…

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Depression: Coping When Our Loved Ones Are Also Unwell

Depression: Coping When Our Loved Ones Are Also Unwell

Living with depression is incredibly difficult; not just for those of us who are unwell, but for our loved ones too. There’s not one area of our lives that depression doesn’t touch. When a loved one has depression, we feel the affects of the illness on our relationships, and we often feel helpless, confused and…

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#BlurtChats We Asked: How Important Is Your Bedtime Routine To You?

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On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’re live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our Twitter Chat: How Important Is Your Bedtime Routine To You? Hi guys! We’re off again! Sending LOADS of Blurtie HUGS and a MASSIVE welcome to…

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Our ‘You’re The Llamas Pyjamas’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'You're The Llamas Pjyamas' BuddyBox - The Reaction

We can sometimes see ourselves from a pretty damning viewpoint, not seeing nor realising that yes, we do have quirks but also, that we have lots of best bits too. In fact, our quirks can be our best bits because they’re the bits of us that make us different to everyone else – we’re not…

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Depression: Why We Push People Away

Depression: Why We Push People Away

When we have depression, we oftentimes find ourselves withdrawing from our loved ones and sometimes, pushing people away. We don’t always know why, and it’s not always a conscious thing either, it’s confusing, painful and unsettling. It can be confusing for those around us, too, because if we don’t know why we’re pushing them away,…

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When Self-Kindness Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds

When Self-Kindness Isn't As Easy As It Sounds

We’re encouraged to be kind to ourselves, but self-kindness isn’t always easy. Especially, if it’s the polar opposite of how we usually think and act. When our self-worth is low, which is really common when we are unwell with depression, then it’s hard to feel worthy of kindness – from anyone.   The way we…

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Depression: When We Don’t Feel As Though We’re Enough

Depression: When We Don't Feel As Though We're Enough

The devastating nature of depression often leads us to feel a whirlpool of not-so-nice things. Commonly, we feel that we’re not enough; good enough nor doing enough. The negative thoughts that lie and tell us that we’re useless, come at us thick and fast. We feel convinced that there’s a part of us that’s fundamentally lacking in…

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Depression: Activities That Can Help Us Feel Less Alone

Depression: Activities That Can Help Us Feel Less Alone

When we have depression, we can often feel horribly alone – even in a room of our favourite people. It can feel as though we’re apart from the rest of the world. We don’t have much energy. We don’t know what to say to people. We don’t feel how we used to feel. We could…

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Our ‘And Breathe…’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'And Breathe...' BuddyBox - The Reaction

As if the festive fuss wasn’t enough to contend with, the ‘New Year, New You’ brigade are in full swing and we’re rebelling. Oh yes, we are. Rather than play into the hands of the ‘we’re not enough, we’re not doing enough’ tirade of thoughts that play havoc with us already, we’re initiating full-on nurture…

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Depression: When Money Worries Add To The Strain We Already Feel

Depression: When Money Worries Add To The Strain We Already Feel

When we have depression, the likelihood that we’ll also experience money problems is high; we are four to six times more likely to have a debt crisis if we have a mental illness. In fact, half of those looking for debt help have a mental illness. Talking about money can feel embarrassing and if we’re…

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