I'm feeling hopeless

I feel like I can't see in very far in front of me. It's tricky to imagine or think positively about what the future could look like.

In the Moment

We all feel a little hopeless sometimes, and it’s fine to feel like this.

Why don’t you make some plans for the next few days, and push yourself to leave your comfort zone?

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Remember This When You’re Sad

According to Maggy van Eijk, the best place to cry in public is: the top deck of a bus, right at the front. Maggy also claims eating super salty liquorice or swimming in an icy cold pond are things that make you feel alive, but aren’t bad for you. Depends how salty the liquorice is really, but you get the idea.

 

Remember this when you’re sad is a raw, unfiltered memoir/care manual, using humour to tackle trauma and deliver a better state of mental wellbeing.

 

Written by Maggy van Eijk.

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Mentally Yours Podcast

Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster, Mentally Yours tackles all facets of mental health, speaking with individuals spanning from doctors, to professors to drug reform advocates.

 

A great listen to hear insights from experts as well as individuals with personal experience of mental health issues.

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Life Lessons from 100-Year-Olds

Meet Cliff, Emelia, and John. They’re all made it past the 100-year-old mark, and they’ve got a few observations to share about the years they’ve lived.

 

Learn how to appreciate life and let go of guilt and sadness in this short interview exploring the lives of three centenarians.

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Try Out Some Physical Exercise

A relatively easy way to take your mind off things or get out of a slump is to find exercises that are continuous and rhythmic, and that you preferably enjoy.

 

Exercise-related benefits for depression can be boosted by focussing on rhythmic exercise, so walking, weight training, swimming, martial arts, playing the drums or twerking. Anything where you get those arms and legs of yours moving together-ish.

 

It’s never too late to release your inner Ringo Starr.

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SANE Charity

SANE provide emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

 

Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

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