The Blurt Foundation https://www.blurtitout.org Dedicated to helping those affected by depression Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:49 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://www.blurtitout.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cropped-BLURT_BUBBLE_SQUARE1-32x32.png The Blurt Foundation https://www.blurtitout.org 32 32 Google Searches: Does Anxiety…? https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/01/17/google-searches-anxiety/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:49 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=300848 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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Our ‘Waddle Be, Will Be’ BuddyBox – The Reaction https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/01/14/our-waddle-be-will-be-buddybox-the-reaction/ Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:14:35 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=313116 As January beckons we’re encouraged to start thinking of New Year’s Resolutions. What are we going to achieve? How are we going to do it? After all, it’s NEW YEAR, NEW YOU time! In reality, many of us will have broken these resolutions by the middle of January, either because we were perhaps a little...

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9 Things You Can Do For Someone You Love If They’re Having Suicidal Thoughts https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/01/10/9-things-someone-suicidal-thoughts/ Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:26 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=295916 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? https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/01/09/blurtchats-help-ourselves-really-bad-days/ Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:29:06 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=310016 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 https://www.blurtitout.org/2019/01/03/self-soothing-means-9-ways/ Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:00:20 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=295242 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 https://www.blurtitout.org/2018/12/27/loneliness-social-anxiety/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:00:50 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=285435 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?  https://www.blurtitout.org/2018/12/21/blurtchats-look-after-yourself-festive/ Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:53:17 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=303692 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 https://www.blurtitout.org/2018/12/20/11-ways-practice-self-kindness/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:00:40 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=284586 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…? https://www.blurtitout.org/2018/12/12/google-search-depression/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:00:21 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=280917 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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Our ‘S-Elf-Care Is Snow Joke’ BuddyBox – The Reaction https://www.blurtitout.org/2018/12/12/s-elf-care-snow-joke-buddybox-reaction/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:24:30 +0000 https://www.blurtitout.org/?p=295836 December can be a hectic and difficult month (understatement of the year!). We’re trying to do all the things, and be all the things, and meet all the people. Often, when we’re busy like this, one of the first things to be sacrificed is self-care. However, when we’re super busy, and feeling under a lot...

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