Posts by Blurt Team

Describing Anxiety To Those Who’ve Never Had It

It’s often hard to translate our thoughts and feelings into words. Most people will have experienced the feeling of anxiety at some point in their lives. But feeling the emotion of anxiety now and again in response to distinct situations is quite different from living with an anxiety disorder. Tense Anxiety can cause every single…

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Coping With The Frustration Of Mental Illness

Mental illness can be incredibly frustrating – impacting all areas of our lives and making it harder to do things that we want or have previously been able to do. What Is Frustration? The Oxford dictionary defines being frustrated as being annoyed or impatient because you can’t achieve what you want. It’s often linked with…

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Anxiety: Why We’re So Exhausted

Anxiety: Why We're So Exhausted

If we’re living with regular bouts of anxiety, then the likelihood is that we feel bone-wearily exhausted with a foggy head that no amount of sleep seems to ease. What Does Anxiety Exhaustion Feel Like? Anxiety exhaustion can be like nothing we’ve ever experienced. Our head is foggy; our thoughts never quite finishing themselves. Searching…

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Coping With Depression When You Have Young Children

Coping with depression is difficult, but when we have young children to look after, too, it can be incredibly tricky to make space for what we need when we have dependents who rely on us to have their needs met. Accepting Where You’re At Depression can leave our life looking different from the life we’d…

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What Are Boundaries And Why Are They So Difficult?

Boundaries are inescapable: they’re the physical, mental, digital, emotional, environmental, spiritual and cultural constructs that create a framework which underpins and influences how we behave, our expectations on how those around us might behave, what we take responsibility for, what others take responsibility for, what we let in and what we keep out, and the…

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Re-Learning How To Socialise When We’re Out Of Practice

Re-Learning How To Socialise When We're Out Of Practice

When we’ve been living with depression for a while, it’s all too easy to become isolated. Often people will try to stay in touch with us, but we might push them away and stop going to social events until it can reach the point where we barely see anyone outside of our house. People might…

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Being Aware Of How Alcohol Can Affect Our Mood

Being Aware Of How Alcohol Can Affect Our Mood

Alcohol is quite an embedded part of our culture, here in the UK. For some of us, it can be a social thing to do; we might meet up with friends in bars or pubs, go on nights out and party until dawn, or have frequent dinner parties with no shortage of wine. Others might…

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A Self-Care Guide For Parents

Most of us will have heard of the term ‘self-care‘ by now, but for many of us – especially parents – the notion of self-care can seem like a lovely idea in principle, yet a tad unrealistic and inaccessible. Slotting it into the chaos and unpredictability of our lives can feel impossible, especially when children…

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What Is Post-Operative Depression And What Might Help

What Is Post-Operative Depression And What Might Help?

Post-operative depression is something that many of us might never have thought about or considered because we’ve never had an operation. Even for those of us who have had an operation – we may never have discussed depression as part of the recovery process and it’s not usually something that’s included in the operation information…

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15 Self-Care Ideas For Children

15 Self-Care Ideas For Children

For those of us who look after children in some capacity, we’ve probably read a fair few articles and books over our time in the hope of raising them to be healthy, well-rounded individuals. The concept of ‘self-care‘ can be a tricky one to explain to little ones – it’s a broad topic, interchangeable as…

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