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How To Deal With Depression? – Mental Health Guide

Not every sorrow in your mind is similar to depression. Depression is a much deeper problem that seems inevitable when you come across it. It drains your mind and body, leaving a void and emptiness in you. You feel tired, helpless, and demotivated without being able to find any solution. While depression seems uncontrollable, you can actually control it by …

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Meditation: 12 Benefits Backed By Science

Meditation is all the raves these days. Whether it’s to seek enlightenment, improve one’s mental health, or just something to do to fight any boredom, meditation comes with many benefits no matter who you are, or what you’re looking to achieve. But what are those benefits that are sought after by many meditative practitioners? In this article, we’ll show you …

How to fight the inertia of depression

    The inertia of depression When the safety of bed trumps the ideas in your head of what life holds for you outside the comfort of your duvet, it might just be that the inertia of depression has descended.. Yep, depression can be constant companion throughout life, coming and going but lurking nevertheless. The inertia of depression is not …

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Common reasons for unhappiness

Evolutionary Psychologists say that our default mode is to be on the lookout for danger. As cave men running around many years ago, we had to be tuned in to threat around us. Being complacent could lead to death very easily. These days, modern threats still activate the same parts of the brain (the amygdala and the hypothalamus) and produce …

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What to do when you feel depressed

When you feel depressed it feels like nothing is going right. I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know the warning signs. Self-criticism increases and my thinking takes on a negative hue. Withdrawing from others and hunker down for the ‘storm’ ahead is another one of my usual reactions. I’ve had thoughts that the world is against me – …

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How to snap out of a negative mindset

Find out ways to snap out of a negative mindset in this blog post.

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Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are feeling depressed, one way to help yourself is to seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist who is qualified in offerng Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These are highly qualified mental health experts who are post-graduate qualified. They have a first degree (mine is a joint major in Psychology and Sociology) as well as a post graduate qualification in …

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Does Smiling Help with Depression?

You may already know it, but smiling is an excellent way to induce happiness. A smile is not only welcoming to others, but it can be the first step to healing depression and anxiety. Science has proven this through numerous studies, and while the idea is too simplistic, it works. In this article, we look at several studies that show …

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Tips for mood management

Moods fluctuate and sometimes we may wish we could be more in control of our emotions. I have put together some great tips to help with mood management. Mood management Be more aware of your ‘mental diet’. What are you telling yourself on a regular basis? What do you believe? Learn to recognise when your thinking is creating anxiety and/or …

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Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly or we might feel sad after a disagreement with a friend. Depression is different. There …