Mental Health

5 Tips on How You Can Help Someone With Depression (From Someone Who Has It)

In its mildest form, depression can simply mean feeling low. For most people, feeling sad from time to time is just a natural part of life. However, for some of us, feelings of sadness, despair and melancholia are present on a daily basis and can prevent us from living our normal lives. If you can

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Self dating, Self love and Valentines

February 14th…. Valentines day…. V-Day… Galentines Day…. Whatever you want to call it, it’s here. Some people ignore it, others celebrate it, for some it makes us feel sad, others happy or some people have no feelings towards it at all. Whatever your view on Valentines today, it’s important to remember it’s just one day

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7 Reasons Why Seeking Revenge Is A Bad Idea

When someone hurts or betrays you, you might feel the urge to cause them distress in return, but take it from us – that is never a good idea. Here are 7 reasons why seeking revenge is a bad idea: 1. It won’t make you feel better. It was Shakespeare that said, “If you prick

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10 Things You Need to Know About Confidence

Feeling like you have no confidence? We’re here to tell you that confidence is not a natural thing. For most other people, confidence comes and goes. Nobody is born full of confidence or feeling unconfident. Confidence is a feeling that people develop and work on over time. If bullying has made you feel low on

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5 Ways to Help Manage Imposter Syndrome

I can’t handle this, everyone is going to find out soon enough. I’m not good enough. How did I get this? How did I end up here? Everyone knows I can’t handle it. I’m going to ruin this opportunity. I’ll never be good enough. These are just some of the thoughts that can plague you

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7 Tips To Overcome Shyness

Some people are shy. Some people are not. Some people are born shy, while others are shy because of things that have happened in their life like being bullied or a lack of confidence. You’re not alone, between 40 and 60 percent of adults reported they are shy. It is not a bad thing, in

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Dissociative Disorder – What it is and how to help someone with it

When the mind is under intense stress it can dissociate as a way to cope.  If someone has experienced physical, sexual, or emotional trauma in the past then it’s possible that their body and mind dissociated in the moment.  Dissociation is a normal response and can help the mind switch off from the very scary

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How to Deal with “New Year, New Me” Pressure

It’s the start of a brand new year, and with that comes hopeful promises and resolutions to do better than the year before. No judgments here, we all do it – and sometimes we can stick to them! Although it’s always tempting to set yourself a load of goals, remember to be kind to yourself.

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Blue Monday – A Short Guide To Surviving the Most Depressing Day of the Year

January is, arguably, the most depressing time of the year. This is corroborated by the fact it has even been awarded it’s own depression day – ‘Blue Monday’ (as if Mondays weren’t bad enough), which falls on the third Monday of the month. Yes, that’s today! Lucky us! Blue Monday – the Mondayest Monday out of

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How To Manage Intrusive Thoughts

Do you experience unwanted disturbing thoughts? Perhaps they feel like they come out of nowhere and you can’t get them out of your head. For some people, when they feel intense anxiety, their mind pulls their thoughts into the worst ever thing they can imagine. These intrusive thoughts don’t mean you are a bad person.

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