Category: Living with Depression

The Mental Health Benefits Of Having A Daily Routine

The Mental Health Benefits Of Having A Daily Routine

Mental ill health is disruptive, it can turn our worlds upside down, leaving us feeling kerplunked. Quite often, we might find ourselves having to make adjustments to our lives, to make room for recovery. It can sound counter-intuitive but developing a daily routine can help us to feel more in control of everything, and help…

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Another 13 Symptoms Of Anxiety We Never Talk About

Another 13 Symptoms Of Anxiety We Never Talk About

Anxiety is has a lot of associated symptoms, some of which we sometimes find difficult to talk about. Because we don’t talk about them, it can often feel like we’re alone in what we’re experiencing. The reality is that lots of us experience a variety of symptoms; we’ve pulled together another 13 symptoms of anxiety that we…

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When Anxiety And Depression Pull Us In Different Directions

When Anxiety And Depression Pull Us In Different Directions

Anxiety and depression are separate conditions, but many of us experience both of them at the same time. There can be a huge contrast between anxiety and depression. Sometimes it feels as though depression is pulling us one way, and anxiety is pulling us in the opposite direction. It can leave us feeling trapped somewhere…

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Google Searches: ‘Why Is Anxiety…?’

Google Searches: Why Is Anxiety?

When we’ve been diagnosed with a health condition, or are concerned about our health, it’s natural that we head to Google for some answers. Anxiety is no exception to this; whether we’re having an increased amount of anxious moments or have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, we’ll dive into Google for answers. We’ve answered 9…

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Meal Planning For Those Low Energy And Low Headspace Times

Meal Planning For Those Low Energy And Low Headspace Times

Depression affects our ability to handle day-to-day tasks and daily decision-making. This makes meal planning an acute source of stress and overwhelm for so many of us because it takes energy and cognitive functions which are in limited supply. Food is one of those things, that are necessary for survival and can affect our mood,…

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8 Symptoms Of Social Anxiety

8 Symptoms Of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can leave us feeling intensely fearful and awkward in, and of, social situations. It can have a massive impact on our day-to-day lives too and influence our interactions with other people, affecting relationships and sometimes too, our work. The anxiety often doesn’t end when the socialising ends either, we may find that we ruminate…

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Depression: How To Recognise A Downward Spiral And What To Do About It

Depression: How To Recognise A Downward Spiral And What To Do About It

A downward spiral is when we can feel ourselves slipping into a lower mood and our mental health feels as though it’s declining. They can be hard to handle because we might not really understand why things are sliding again. The nature of mental illness is that it drains our cognitive functions and the downward…

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Mental Health Recovery Is Never Linear

Mental Health Recovery Is Never Linear

When things go awry, we like to know what to do and how to do it, so that it can be sorted out – it’s a totally natural response. With some illnesses, the treatment is simple and we are able to move on. Unfortunately, mental ill health isn’t so straightforward, and to make it even…

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We’ve Answered 10 Popular Google Searches: Why Does Depression…?

We've Answered 10 Popular Google Searches: Why Does Depression...?

When we’ve been diagnosed with a health condition, or are concerned about our health, it’s natural that we head to Google for some answers. Depression is no different; whether we’re experiencing it ourselves or supporting a loved one who has depression, we hit up the search engine. We’ve answered 10 popular Google searches which begin…

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The Big Blurtathon

The Big Blurtathon

On Friday the 21st of September 2018, we’re hosting The Big Blurtathon and we really need your help to make it a rip-roaring success. The theme of this years is ‘We All Have A Story’ – because we all do, and we’re going to be handing over the mic to anyone who’d like to hold…

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