Distractions to cope with a busy brain
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by Naomi Barrow
1w ago
Sometimes, our brain is far too busy. As thoughts stack up, creating a never-ending whizzy-blur, distractions can help us cope. We might struggle to avoid self-damaging behaviours or grapple with dark thoughts. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed, anxious, or restless. Alongside self-care, self-help, and support from loved ones and/or professionals, sometimes we just need to ride... The post Distractions to cope with a busy brain appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Seeking sunshine: Finding light in dark times
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by Naomi Barrow
3w ago
We all go through ups and downs. For some, the downs become really dark. It’s hard to find any light. During these particularly difficult times, dark thoughts can overwhelm us. It can feel like life is pointless. Meaningless. We might not be able to see a way out. No matter how dark everything feels, there... The post Seeking sunshine: Finding light in dark times appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Our very thoughtful gift guide, 2022
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by Blurt Team
3M ago
Heading into the festive season often brings a whole host of anxieties. This year, gift-giving can come with extra layers of stress. The cost of living situation and postal strikes, might make us particularly anxious. We worry about how to afford things and get them to their intended destination in time. Not to mention the... The post Our very thoughtful gift guide, 2022 appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Evening anxiety, when we wind down our anxiety ramps up
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by Blurt Team
4M ago
Anxiety can happen at any time of day, but some of us notice that our anxiety often gets worse in the evening. We’ve finally reached the point in the day where we can sit on the sofa and try to wind down before bed… but our evening anxiety has other ideas. Some days, it can... The post Evening anxiety, when we wind down our anxiety ramps up appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Sleep problems: When a good night’s sleep is just a dream
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by Blurt Team
5M ago
Many of us find sleep tricky. Whether we’re too busy to go to bed on time, frequently lie awake until the early hours, or have a toddler who apparently thinks 3am is morning, sleep problems can be a real struggle. In fact, in 2020, the Mental Health Foundation found that 48% of adults and 66%... The post Sleep problems: When a good night’s sleep is just a dream appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Recognising and Coping With Perinatal Depression
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by Naomi Barrow
6M ago
Having a baby can be a wonderful, scary, overwhelming, exciting, joyous, and anxious time. Every emotion can come our way (often multiple times a day). Unfortunately, for some, the overriding emotion we feel is depression. Perinatal depression can be really tough to cope with. What does perinatal mean? Perinatal means before, and after birth; antenatal... The post Recognising and Coping With Perinatal Depression appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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When Everything Is Going Well… Except Our Mental Health
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by Blurt Team
7M ago
Sometimes everything in our life is going well… except our mental health. It can stir up all sorts of emotions and thoughts. We might not understand it. Perhaps we feel guilty, hopeless, frustrated, and deeply ashamed. But there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Poor mental health, and mental illness, can happen to anyone at any... The post When Everything Is Going Well… Except Our Mental Health appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Depression: Why We’re So Exhausted
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by Blurt Team
7M ago
For many of us living with depression, it’s tricky to remember a time when exhaustion wasn’t part of our life. When we didn’t feel bone-achingly tired. Not just “I need a nap” tired. But totally, utterly, completely, depleted. What does depression exhaustion feel like? Depression exhaustion is unlike physical exhaustion. While we might be shattered... The post Depression: Why We’re So Exhausted appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Questions people have when starting therapy
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by Blurt Team
8M ago
When we first start thinking about accessing therapy, questions can whizz around our brain and keep us up at night. It can be hard to know where to put them. We might not be sure how to ask and sometimes might not even be sure quite what it is we’re asking. We’ve collected a bumper... The post Questions people have when starting therapy appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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Assembling An ‘On The Go’ Coping Kit
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by Blurt Team
8M ago
Having things that help us cope at home is great – but what about when we leave the house? Many of us struggle with going outside. The world can be an overwhelming, sensory-nightmare, people-y sort of place. Assembling an ‘on the go’ coping kit allows us to have that little box, pouch or bag of... The post Assembling An ‘On The Go’ Coping Kit appeared first on The Blurt Foundation ..read more
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