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Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you¬†"view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

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How To Support Someone With Depression or Anxiety

Apparently, not enough people know how to support someone with depression or anxiety. As these are the most common mental illnesses that all of us are likely to experience to some degree, I wanted to give my advice. (By the way, I have personally suffered from both, helped friends and family through both, and have… Continue reading How To Support Someone With Depression or Anxiety

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What to Say to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health

When I say "struggling with¬†mental health," I don't just mean "mental illness", as someone can suffer from poor mental health without having a diagnosed (or diagnosable) illness. Mental Health and Mental Illness are two different things, though linked; much in the same way as Physical Health and Physical Illnesses or Disabilities. Firstly, there is no… Continue reading What to Say to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health

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List of Alternative Therapies for Mental Health

Traditional therapy may not be for everyone, I know, so here are some alternatives. Some of these are real, recognised forms of therapy to help treat mental illness or better mental health in general; others are therapeutic exercises or activities that many find beneficial to their mental health.   Holistic therapy This is just a… Continue reading List of Alternative Therapies for Mental Health