1. Bereaved
    Bereavement
    Bereavement affects us all differently, there's no right or wrong way to feel. “You may feel a lot all at once, or feel it's a good day, then wake up and feel worse again,” said once experienced counsellor. 'Sometimes' she says 'powerful feelings come unexpectedly. You can be doing just fine and feel you can cope, then suddenly a big wave comes and just knocks you off your feet.”
  2. Dark depression
    Depression
    In milder forms, depression can mean simply being in low spirits and It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life, but it does make everything harder and seem less worthwhile. At its worst severe, major depression can be life-threatening, because you may feel you suicidal or simply give up the will to live.
  3. Anxious
    Anxiety
    Anxiety is entirely normal. Everyone feels anxious when they are in a stressful situation where they feel vulnerable, it's not about being 'weak' or 'abnormal'. Sometimes stress helps - it can motivate us, be exciting or invigorating, and enable us to meet challenge, to meet difficult things, to learn, to move on. But too much can interfere with living what you might feel should be a 'normal' life and sometimes those around you may be unaware of how you are feeling.
  4. Angry
    Anger
    Anger is normal and helps protect us, but managing anger can be a problem, it can be difficult to keep anger where you want it - helping you. Health issues may be linked to unresolved anger. But, anger doesn’t have to be a problem. It can feel intimidating, but it can be energising too.
  5. Food
    Eating
    Eating disorders are sometimes described as an expression of emotional pain. Obsessing about food or eating may be a way of dealing with emotional distress, and that can be to do with how you see yourself, maybe a feeling of being unable to change "bad" things about oneself, whereas food appears to be something you 'can' control. An eating disorder sometimes involves a pattern of thinking about food/eating, size/weight and there may be a preoccupation with food and eating, as well as an issue of control or lack of control around food and its consumption.
  6. OCD
    Obsessing
    Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder is described as a serious anxiety-related condition where you're subject to frequent intrusive and unwelcome thoughts are experiences, often followed by repetitive compulsions, impulses, urges or behaviours. About 1.2% of young children to adults manage OCD, and that's regardless of gender or social or cultural background. The World Health Organisation has ranked OCD in the top ten of the most disabling conditions of any kind, in terms of lost earnings and diminished quality of life.
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