Category: Living with Depression

Google Searches: Does Anxiety…?

Google Searches: Does Anxiety...?

Anxiety can cause lots of different thoughts and feelings, both physical and mental. Sometimes this leaves us with more questions than answers. We’re often not sure if the things we’re experiencing are ‘normal’ and there’s so much that’s not openly spoken about. Sometimes we question whether they’re caused by anxiety or by something completely different….

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9 Things You Can Do For Someone You Love If They’re Having Suicidal Thoughts

9 Things You Can Do For Someone You Love If They're Having Suicidal Thoughts

It can be really hard when someone you love is feeling suicidal; it can come as a bit of a shock and it can be hard to know what to do or say. It can be difficult to know how to help. 1. Give Them Space To Talk (But Don’t Force It) When we’re suicidal, our…

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#BlurtChats: What can we do to help ourselves through those ‘really’ bad days?

Live Twitter Chats

On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’re live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our Twitter Chat:  What can we do to help ourselves through those ‘really’ bad days? 2 hours to go!See you all soon Blurtaroos!#BlurtChatshttps://t.co/xO0DQ5A3Ec pic.twitter.com/og2bQIKETr — The…

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What Self-Soothing Means And 9 Ways To Do It

What Self-Soothing Means And 9 Ways To Do It

It might not be a concept we’re familiar with nor might we know what sorts of things might soothe us, but at times when we feel particularly anxious or distressed, self-soothing can be a useful part of our mental health toolkit. What Is Self-Soothing? Self-soothing is a tool we can use to soothe and calm…

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When Loneliness And Social Anxiety Are At Odds With One Another

When Loneliness And Social Anxiety Are At Odds With One Another

When we are living with social anxiety, it makes socialising really difficult. We might find ourselves feeling very isolated and lonely. Loneliness is damaging to our overall health. Feeling connected and having a sense of belonging are needs we all have. When we have social anxiety and feel lonely, the two can feel at odds…

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#BlurtChats: How do you look after yourself during the festive period? 

Live Twitter Chats

On the 2nd Tuesday, of every month, we’re live on Twitter at 8pm (GMT) to facilitate a conversation about a topic related to mental health. Here’s a round-up of our Twitter Chat:  How do you look after yourself during the festive period?  Good evening to all you fabulous Blurtaroos? It’s time for our monthly #BlurtChats!…

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11 Ways We Can Practice Self-Kindness

11 Ways We Can Practice Self-Kindness

We often talk about ‘being kind to ourselves’; but when depression has us in its grasp, it can feel hard to like ourselves enough to carry out basic self-care, never mind to show ourselves kindness. It’s even harder to practice self-kindness when we can’t think where we could start or when it feels like an…

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Google Search: How Does Depression…?

Google Searches How Does Depression

We’ve all headed to Google for answers, on a wide variety of questions, and it tends to come up trumps most of the time. When we head to Google with health-related queries though, it can be a bit hit and miss, and sometimes, really quite frightening. We’ve addressed some common Google searches beginning with ‘How…

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Understanding The Difference Between Nervousness And Anxiety

Understanding The Difference Between Nervousness And Anxiety

Sometimes it can be hard to work out whether we’re experiencing nervousness or anxiety. Nervousness is a human emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. Anxiety can be a diagnosable medical condition. We often turn to Google in a bid to work out what we’re living with, but that can leave us feeling even…

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Depression: How To Cope When There’s An Upheaval In Our Lives

Depression: How To Cope When There's An Upheaval In Our Lives

Whether upheaval is due to a positive change, or due to difficult circumstances, it can be overwhelming and unsettling. We may feel as though we’re not sure whether we’re coming or going and it can take a while for the dust to settle. Upheaval is particularly difficult when we’re experiencing a mental illness. Causes Of…

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