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Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council

Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council

A devastated man returned home from a holiday abroad to discover his beloved dog had been put down by the council. Owner David Hall was told that his much-loved Staffordshire Bull Terrier, called Blue, was killed a week after being caught running loose by dog wardens. Wardens caught the pooch, Blue, at Markeaton roundabout onRead more about Man with depression returns from holiday to find dog who helped him ‘pull himself together’ KILLED by council[…]

Describing Depression To Those Who’ve Never Had It

Describing Depression To Those Who’ve Never Had It

We’re able to feel empathy and compassion for those who are in physical pain, even if we’ve not experienced that exact physical pain ourselves. We can appreciate that a broken leg must hurt like hell, that childbirth must be excruciating and we can even muster up compassion for those who are heartbroken – despite notRead more about Describing Depression To Those Who’ve Never Had It[…]

Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started

Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started

It’s one thing knowing that exercise is good for us, physically and mentally, but actually doing it when we’re exhausted and fighting depression… Well, that’s a whole different ball game. The benefits of exercise, for those with mild to moderate depression, have been well documented. But when your energy tank is on empty, exercise feels impossible.Read more about Depression and exercise: tips on how (and if) to get started[…]

Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation

Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation

Being a friend to ourselves can be really difficult when we’re depressed.  Depression plays havoc with our self-esteem, and we’re often really mean to ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person. We treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating anyone else. Self-care and self-compassion are vitalRead more about Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves – The Blurt Foundation[…]