Emotional Support

Articles and Help with emotional needs and how to ask for and get support.

Distraction Mechanisms in a Crisis

Distraction Mechanisms in a Crisis

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As I write this article, I would probably class myself as being in crisis. It’s a horrible place to be and it feels like no matter how hard I try, I cannot feel better. I have been told by the Crisis Team to distract as much as possible. This advice…

5 Cartoons That Show What Its Like to Live With Anxiety

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Making a phone call might seem like a simple thing for most people,  but when you suffer from anxiety it can take hours to psych yourself up to the point it is even possible to dial the number. (Source) Socialising become such a mine field of potential problems and panic…

I have No Friends

I Have No Friends! Why Doesn’t Anyone Like Me?

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Have you ever noticed how some people seem to make friends like it is the easiest thing in the world? People seem to naturally like them and be drawn to them? Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you try, no matter how ‘nice’ you are, no matter…

Facebook Depression – How Dangerous Is Social Media?

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Have you ever looked at your Facebook feed and felt inadequate, lonely and left out? If you have, you are far from alone. People who check their social media accounts regularly have been found to be nearly three times more likely to suffer from depression in a study by the University of…

Does Talking Really Help?

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Everybody says that people should talk about problems and not bottle them up. Is that good advice? According to both old adages and modern psychologists the answer is a clear yes. Talking through things that are bothering a person allows them to define the problem, keep it in perspective, and…

Choosing a Future

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Depression has often been compared to sadness as “with sadness you cannot see a way for things to be worse, while similar in feeling, with depression you see no way for things to ever be better.” In the end, whether it is simply “a rut” that you need bouncing out…

Suicide Methods – 10 Ways to Die

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There are 1.2 million internet searches for suicide methods and ways to commit suicide every month. That is according to just one of the largest search engines – and there are still many more with millions and millions of searches. That is a scary number to think about, that there…

Coping with Anxiety in 5 Simple Steps

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  Anxiety is a natural emotion that everyone feels at times. It’s perfectly normal to feel nervous or uneasy when something in our environment just doesn’t seem right. The capacity to feel anxious helped our ancestors survive life in a world where there were big predators. However, sometimes a person’s…