Category: Living with Anxiety

Coming To Terms With Chronic Mental Illness

For some people, mental illness is a long-term or ‘chronic’ condition. Coming to terms with the idea that we might have to proactively manage our mental health for an extended period can be difficult to cope with. It can take a long time to absorb it, accept it, and learn how to adapt our lives…

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Mental Health Medication: Myths And Facts

Mental Health Medication: Myths And Facts

Mental health medication isn’t half an emotive topic with contrasting opinions coming from every which way. Some opinions are based on personal experience, and some on research. But there are also many based on myths and false information. Not only can it be difficult to separate the myths from fact, but false information can directly contribute…

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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. However, 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 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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25 Money-Saving Hacks

25 money-saving hacks

Living with poor mental health can be expensive. Not only can it impact our ability to work, and, consequently, our income, but we might also have to pay for things like prescriptions, taxis (because we can’t cope with public transport), and pre-packaged food (because we don’t have the energy to cook). Money worries can negatively…

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Self-Care Isn’t A Replacement For Community Care

Self-Care Isn't A Replacement For Community Care

We’ve probably all heard of self-care by now. It’s become very popular in the last few years, and with good reason – it’s beneficial for our mental health. But self-care shouldn’t replace community care. We can absolutely care for ourselves (and it’s important that we do!) but that doesn’t erase the importance of connecting with…

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11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

11 Symptoms Of Environmental Anxiety (And What To Do About It)

With an increasing awareness of climate change, and an increased level of urgency to reverse the impact that we’ve had on the environment, it’s not surprising that more and more people are beginning to feel anxious about our world. Some people use the term ‘eco-anxiety‘ to describe a ‘chronic feeling of environmental doom’. Anyone aware of…

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13 Everyday Things That Mental Ill-Health Makes Difficult

13 Everyday Things That Mental-Ill Health Makes Difficult

Mental ill-health can affect every aspect of our lives, each and every day that we’re unwell. It can be hard to explain to those who’ve never experienced it quite how it can seep into everything we try to do and make everyday things seem extraordinarily difficult. Often we become so used to managing our condition…

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11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We’re) In Public

11 Ways We Can Manage Our Anxiety When (We're) In Public

Being in public can make it much harder to manage our levels of anxiety even for those of us who’ve struggled with anxiety for a long time and have developed some coping strategies to help us to manage the way we feel. When we’re in public, not only are we likely to have higher levels…

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15 Ways To Switch Off

15 Ways To Switch Off

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