Category: Living with Depression

Google Searches: Why Does Social Anxiety…?

Google Searches How Does Social Anxiety

When we’re first diagnosed with something, we usually have a lot of questions. Social anxiety is no different. Google is often one of the first places we go with these questions, but we can’t always find the answers we’re looking for. Sometimes we can’t find enough information to answer our questions, at other times we…

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A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

A Letter To You, For When Life Feels Pointless

Dear You, We know that life feels pointless right now. We understand how monotonous everything can become. What it’s like to feel totally and utterly worn down by trying to stay afloat. It can grind us down until we have no energy left at all. Until we begin to wonder what the point of it…

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How (And If) To Start Talking Openly About Our Mental Health

How (And If) To Start Talking Openly About Out Mental Health

There is a lot of encouragement in the media, and on social media around being very open about our mental health. It can range from articles insisting that the only way to break stigma is for all of us to talk about our mental health, to campaigns encouraging us to talk to family, friends, and…

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Post-Panic Attack Self-Care

Post-Panic Attack Self-Care

Panic attacks can be exhausting and draining. After a panic attack, it’s important to look after ourselves and to ramp up the self-care after going through such a difficult experience. Take It Slowly When we have a panic attack, our heart rate and breathing speed up. Our brains can go at lightning speed – so…

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Google Searches: How Does Postnatal Depression…?

Google Searches: How Does Postnatal Depression...?

Being a new parent can be a somewhat daunting experience. Our hormones, the after effects of giving birth, of supporting our loved one in giving birth, and having a new little ‘un to care for, can all lead to a rollercoaster of emotions. There are natural lows that occur with ‘baby blues’ and sheer exhaustion…

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#BlurtChats: We know depression is an illness – why do we blame ourselves for our symptoms?

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:  We know depression is an illness – why do we blame ourselves for our symptoms? Hooray! It’s that time of the month again…

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Our ‘You’re One In A Chameleon’ BuddyBox – The Reaction

Our 'You're One In A Chameleon' BuddyBox - The Reaction

Sometimes we feel different in all the wrong ways. We’re either too much or not enough. We wish we were funnier, less clumsy, more thoughtful. We can find ourselves becoming Chameleon-like: masking various aspects of ourselves in order to fit in.The truth is though, no matter how it seems, no-one feels like they fit in…

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11 Ways To Support A Loved One Who’s Living With Anxiety

11 Ways To Support A Loved One Who's Living With Anxiety

Anxiety can be debilitating, and supporting a loved one who’s living with anxiety can be really difficult. There are times when you might feel really helpless – it can be difficult to know what to do and how to help. 1. Check In It can be difficult to reach out when we are living with…

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How Being In Long-Term Physical Pain Can Impact Our Mental Health

How Being In Long-Term Physical Pain Can Impact Our Mental Health

Being in long-term physical pain can have a big impact on our mental health. It can be incredibly frustrating because not only can it have a negative impact on our mood, but it can also prevent us from doing some things which we know could help us to improve how we feel. Relationships Can Be…

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6 Things You Can Do For Someone In Hospital With Their Mental Health

6 Things You Could Do For Someone In Hospital With Their Mental Health

Most people who are diagnosed with a mental health condition will receive treatment whilst remaining to live at home. However, sometimes our mental health reaches the point where we can’t safely stay at home, and we need to spend some time in hospital. It can be difficult to know what to do for someone who’s…

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