Posts in the ‘Depression’ Category

SELF-CARE FOR WHEN WE’RE EMPTY AND HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE – another great article by the Blurt team.

When the tank is empty… JUNE 21, 2018 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |  PRINT THIS POST Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry.This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name

Dr Mercola: Fact! 20 mins of meditation is equal to a1.5hr nap. here’s why you should try it.

STORY AT-A-GLANCE Meditation benefits include improved attention, memory, processing speed, and creativity. It may also help counteract age-related loss of brain volume Meditation can give you an energizing boost similar to caffeine, but meditation accomplishes this without the adverse effects associated with caffeine Meditation provides your body with rest that is two to five times


JANUARY 10, 2019 | LIVING WITH DEPRESSION, SUPPORTING SOMEONE WITH DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |  PRINT THIS POST 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

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

A wise young friend, Angela, sent me this article as an excellent resource for seeking clarity and understanding of the debilitating issue of Social Anxiety at any age.  I hope you find it useful. Article from the website of the MSW degree curriculum at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER Social

How a Mental HEalth diagnosis can help. – interesting article and worth a read (by Ashley Santangelo)

Being a Gestalt therapist by training, I don’t always like to work with a diagnosis or definition as it can tend to overlook the other thousand parts of a person.  But it often serves to give clarity to a client in the first instance… A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can