Posts by Blurt Team

Depression And Irritability: We Don’t Mean To Be Snappy

Depression And Irritability: We Don't Mean To Be Snappy

Depression can cause us to feel increasingly irritable. This can lead to us snapping at people, which is often followed by a wave of guilt. We might not be able to explain our irritability or know what we can do to reduce our snappiness. What Is Irritability? When we’re irritable, we tend to become annoyed…

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11 Ways To Reduce Stress

Life can be stressful. Sometimes we feel so stressed that we can’t work out what to do to reduce our stress because our brain is too full to think. At times like these, it can be helpful to have a list of ideas to fall back on. 1. Basic Self-Care Basic self-care is the foundation…

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Supporting Our Children Through Anxious Times

Supporting our children through anxious times can tug at all of the heartstrings and flood our minds with worries such as ‘am I doing enough’s’. Though we often wish we could, we can’t wave a magic wand and ‘fix’ it for them. But we can support them to cope. What Does Anxiety Look Like In…

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Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing Life Back Together After A Period Of Depression

Piecing life back together following a period of depression isn’t always straightforward. There are lots of things to consider and think about. It’s often something we have to work really hard at. The Straightforward Recovery Myth There is a myth that recovery is a smooth, straight line. That all we have to do is take…

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Coping With Post-Natal Anxiety

Many new parents feel anxious about their new role and experiences and responsibilities. But when we live with post-natal anxiety, our levels of anxiety can boil over and begin to negatively affect our lives. The Whirlwind Of Pregnancy And Birth In the whirlwind of pregnancy and birth, we sometimes forget how traumatic it can be…

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What Is Dissociation?

What Is Dissociation?

Dissociation can feel very scary, especially when we don’t know what it is we’re experiencing. By learning more about it, we can begin to understand what we’re going through and develop ways to manage it. What Is Dissociation? The dictionary definition of dissociation is ‘the splitting off of a group of mental processes from the…

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Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

Understanding Our Parasympathetic Nervous System

We might never have heard of our parasympathetic nervous system. But by understanding what it is and does, we can learn how to use it to bring our levels of anxiety down in a physical way. What Is Our Parasympathetic Nervous System? Before we start to understand how our parasympathetic nervous system works, we need…

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Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Anxiety Treatment: A Guide To Different Options

Whether we’ve recently been diagnosed or have been living with it for many years; anxiety treatment options can be confusing. Treatments are often described using words or acronyms that we’ve never come across before, so we don’t know what they mean. Perhaps we’ve in therapy for a while but want to know what else we could try….

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Recurring Depression: When It Won’t Go Away

Recurring Depression: When It Won't Go Away

Recurring depression is something that isn’t always spoken about. But many of us have experience of it. It can become frustrating when it lingers and won’t go away. What Is Recurring Depression? Recurring depression, or ‘recurrent depression’ can be defined as “Two or more major depressive episodes”. For episodes to be considered recurrent, we need…

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It’s Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

It's Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety

Though anxiety is considered a mental health condition, it can have a marked impact on our physical health. Sometimes the physical anxiety symptoms we experience can further increase how anxious we feel. Understanding the link between our anxiety and our physical health can help us to make sense of the things we experience. Aches And…

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