Category: Living with Depression

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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Depression: Turning Down The Volume On External Noise

Depression: how To Turn The Volume Down On External Noise

In this day and age, it can feel as though we have external noise, and information, coming at us from every which way. Sometimes it feels like our phones are forever pinging, our inboxes rarely reach zero, and we get a pile of paper through the door every day. We’re contactable in numerous ways, it…

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Self-Care For When The News Is Terrifying

Self-Care For When The News Is Terrifying

The news seems to be getting more and more alarming. Reading it and listening to it can send our brains into a hyper-aware state, causing us to worry about our family and friends, the future, and humanity. We might experience a physical or emotional reaction, which lasts for a long spell. It can also make…

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What Is A Blanket Fort Support System?

What Is A Blanket Fort Support System?

A blanket fort can be a place of safety and sanctuary, providing us with some much-needed comfort, a safe space – somewhere we can retreat to weather the storms. Thinking about the support we have in terms of a blanket fort can be really helpful. It can help us to put together a support system…

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Depression: When It’s Time To Ask For More Help

Depression: When It's Time To Ask For More Help

When we have depression, there are times when we need more help. Sometimes we already have some support. Sometimes we don’t have any support at all. But whatever the starting point; the more supported we feel, the more manageable depression feels. Signs That Our Depression Is Creeping Back Sometimes we have a brilliant run of…

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Depression: Getting Our Smartphones To Work For Us

Depression: Getting Our Smartphones To Work For Us

There are some pretty boisterous claims made about smartphones – with one writer claming that smartphones have ‘destroyed a generation’. Whether you agree with this claim or not, there is no doubt that the way we use our smartphones can have a positive, or negative, effect on our wellbeing. This can, at times, lead to…

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Depression: How To Cope With Feelings Of Anger

Depression: How To Cope With Feelings Of Anger

When we think of depression, symptoms such as numbness, sadness, and lethargy often spring to mind. Something we might not immediately think of, but have probably experienced, is a feeling of anger. Depression makes us irritable Irritability is often a symptom of depression, and it makes total sense; depression usually plays havoc with our sleep patterns. We spend…

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Mental Health: Our Favourite Podcasts

Mental Health: Our Favourite Podcasts

When we’re experiencing mental ill health, it can be difficult to follow the plot of a book or a TV programme. We often just don’t have the energy, or the ability to concentrate. Podcasts can be much less demanding, which makes them more accessible when we aren‘t feeling our best. Listening to people talk about…

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