First Aid: Neutralize Depression By Action

Everybody gets the blues once in a while. It’s normal to feel sad on a rainy day, get sentimental over a lost love, or feel so terribly lonely during really low moments of your life.
But once depression gets out of hand, it can wreak havoc on your mental state and drive you to such emotional lows – to the point that you might seriously choose ending your life. So if you think you’re experiencing extreme emotional lows, then you’d better do something about it.
What are the signs of

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First Aid: Depression Self Help

Depression Self Help
Depression is nothing new.
It is though a state of mind that affects most of us at some time or other, hopefully only fleetingly.
Why is it that what for one is a mild irritation is for another an earth shattering experience?
Finding out who you are and why you react to situations in a certain way is a helpful first step to protecting yourself against future attacks of depression.
One of the problems that affect us humans is a state of mind referred to as

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First Aid: Common Symptoms Of Depression

10 Common Symptoms Of Depression
Every year approximately 9.5 per cent of the American population suffers from depression. Depression is a grave illness that affects day to day life and destroys families. It is a disorder that controls the mind and its functions causing loss of appetite, sleeplessness, mood swings, and a deep sense of despair.
The symptoms of depression are varied and the severity changes with time. And, according to experts depression can be an inherited disorder, or caused by

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First Aid: Your Self Esteem

How is your Self Esteem.
Self esteem is your own personal view of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Everyone has a different view of themselves, but keeping a positive outlook will benefit you more than a negative one. Many individuals suffer from low self esteem for a variety of reasons and need to build their self esteem in order to succeed in life. Remember, the only one who can make you excel is you and no one else. The same goes for self esteem. The only person who can build

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First Aid: Fight Back Against Depression

How To Fight Back Against Depression
Written by an anonymous source
I am one of those people who can easily slip into a very negative state of mind. The slightest knockback or problem can lead to a cloud of doom descending over me, a cloud which I find hard to push away and remove. This article looks at ways in which we can fight back, to quickly get us back into a happy mode.
I used to be quite a fragile character, some would say that I was even scared of my own shadow. I was always paranoid

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First Aid: Adolescent Depression

Warning Signs Of Adolescent Depression
We are all concerned about the health of our children from the moment that they emerge into the world, but an overlooked aspect of their health could turn out to be one of the biggest factors. A child’s mental health, and, later in life, an adolescent’s mental health, have huge effects on the way that our children and teens live. Problems like depression can affect the quality of life for your adolescent, and can even affect their physical health.

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First Aid: Social Anxiety

Ways To Deal With Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety Disorder is a mental disorder that attacks one out of every eight Americans. Those who have the disorder can become physically sick in social situations. This disorder can devastate more than your self esteem, it can destroy your marriage, finances and many other aspects of your life. The disorder is characterized by fear of social situations.
There is help for people suffering with this disorder. If you seek treatment, you will be able to obtain

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First Aid: Eliminate Panic Attacks

Anyone who has ever had a panic attack knows how life stopping these events can feel. A panic attack can seriously hurt your quality of life by causing you become terrified of a repeat episode. This terror is just another negative side effect of panic attacks, and you should learn to think of it as such so that you can get on with your life without the constant fear of a panic attack hanging over your head. Worrying about having a panic attack all the time might even cause you to trigger panic attacks later.

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First Aid: Domestic Violence And Depression

Domestic Violence And Depression
More and more people are reporting incidents of domestic violence to the police. If you are a victim of domestic violence you will be aware of just how frightening it can be. The question that many people ask is what are the causes of this violence, is the person just a lunatic or are there other reasons behind it.
According to the latest reports alcohol has a large part to play in leading to cases of domestic violence. In the example of a husband hitting his wife

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First Aid: What Causes Depression

What Causes Depression?
Usually in our adolescence, we are exposed to many sudden and inexplicable mood swings as a result of our body undergoing various hormonal changes that prepare us for adulthood.
Aside from increased social pressures, the onset of menstruation, for example, introduces adolescent girls to premenstrual tension (or premenstrual syndrome) and the menstrual cramps, the former being a mixture of physical and psychological symptoms, including temporary weight gain, fluid retention,

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First Aid: Guilt

Guilt is anger that you feel you have no right to have. Guilt is of no benefit to anyone.
Steps:
Find the guilt.
1. Write down, in detail, the experience about which you feel the guilt. Don’t try to write in any particular way. Write it as it is, as it was, and how you feel about it. Be honest.
As best you can, be the person you were at the time you felt the guilt.2. Find the anger under the guilt.
Ask,3. “Who am I angry with?”
4. Feel the anger; really feel it.

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First Aid: Forgiving

Most people forgive most others. Many people who can forgive others cannot forgive themselves. What is forgiveness?
It is accepting that something has happened that you would have preferred did not happen or it is accepting that something did not happen that you would have chosen to happen.
The time in which these happenings should have happened or should not have happened is past. That time no longer exists.
Have you ever changed the past by continuing to want it to be different? Has anyone?

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First Aid: Disoriented

Hold a tree or rock. Feel its texture. Look at its colours. Listen to its sound. Smell it. Let go of it.
Repeat all the above. Feel the tree with different parts of your body. Imagine you are the tree, and feel your solidity. Feel your roots going into the earth and your branches reaching to the sky. Feel the sap running in your cells, the wind in your leaves and the birds in your branches.
Feel your own body, and imagine the tree feeling you.
Hold the tree or rock.

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First Aid: Crying

Don’t try to stop.
1. Increase the intensity of the feeling that seems to be with you in your grief. Intensify it to the maximum.
2. Fill containers with it. See how many containers you can fill with it!
As you proceed,
3. Check what other feelings might be present with the grief: unexpressed anger, perhaps, or self pity or sympathy. These may relate to yourself, or to another.
4. Intensify these feelings, and fill more containers. You won’t run out of containers! There are

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First Aid: Decisions

How To Make Or Take Decisions
Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads

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First Aid: Stress

How To Manage Stress
We all have this favorite expression when it comes to being stressed out, and I wouldn’t bother naming all of them since it may also vary in different languages. But when it comes down to it, I think that it is how we work or even relax, for that matter that triggers stress. Ever been stressed even when you’re well relaxed and bored? I know I have.
Since stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease

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First Aid: Intuition

How To Develop Your Intuition
Have you had that experience when all of a sudden you just had this huge hunch that something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated to reality?
When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that’s called intuition. It comes in three impressions: clairvoyance or “the third eye”, sensing clearly and feeling through listening.
Clairvoyance is when your eye goes beyond what it can see. This

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First Aid: Fears and Phobias

How To Know Fears and Phobias
A person’s fear can hinder his chances for development and for success. Fear in itself can be debilitating and can limit a person’s ability to go through life in a healthy way. Sometimes, a person’s fear can rule a person’s life and he becomes bereft of reason.
A person who allows his fear to rule his life can be prevented from leading a normal life. The sad fact is that the person who has the fear is not the only one affected, but also his family, friends,

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First Aid: Depression

While the term depression has been commonly used that people tend not to take it seriously anymore, it is a very serious condition that could impair one’s life. Depression is very difficult. It can debilitate one’s normal functions, making even the most mundane tasks such as getting up from bed or eating breakfast seemingly difficult. It is sad to think that a lot of depressed individuals are not treated because of the high costs of therapy. However, coping with depression is still possible without professional

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First Aid: State of the world (TV)

There is some danger, sitting in front of the TELEVISION for any length of time. You get mainly the unpleasant aspects of life presented as “news”, as certain current affairs programs, in police shows, and the like. As you sit watching this unpleasant material, you may have sympathy, anger and other emotions stimulated. You may also blame people for some of what you see.
This can make you very unhappy, frustrated, angry and feel you are powerless.
Realize that although you are big enough,

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First Aid: Depression

There is a form of depression that you will need professional help with. If you have it you will not be looking in this website to help yourself.
The most common causes of depression are long-term, suppressed anger or suppressed hurt. Although these are the cause of eighty percent of depression, the anger or hurt will long ago have been lost to the sight of the sufferer.
Anger is a basic and natural human emotion, which can be healthily expressed through a simple process. If expressed inappropriately,

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First Aid: Death (sudden)

Sudden death of a person leaves and unexpected hole in the lives of others. Aspects of life that are planned and expected that involve the other appear broken. Behaviours, once normal and routine, now seem out of place. (I still put the scraps down for the dog sometimes and it is years since she died) Communication begins and you realize they are not there to receive it.
They are no longer physically here but sometimes you can become aware of them and some people feel they are still in communication

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First Aid: Critical to

This section is to use if you find yourself being critical. By “critical,” I do not mean assessing something in order to choose, I mean find things wrong with another person or other persons.
If you find yourself being critical then the first thing to realize is, that whether or not the things you find wrong with the other person are there, or did actually happen, or not, the sense of wrongness comes from you. You are judging.
When you think the critical thought or say the critical message

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First Aid: Conflicts

A conflicts occurs when more than one person is determined to be the only one who is right AND is determined to believe that the other or others is or are wrong. Right and wrong can be different for each and every individual.
In relation to some activities it has been found that the desired result can be obtained more easily, more quickly or otherwise more effectively by doing and or thinking in a particular way. Some call these particular ways “right” when actually, the “right” way is usually

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First Aid: Bruises, bumps, burns

Take conscious control of the situation or help the other take conscious control of the situation if it is their injury that you are helping with. Do this first
1. Put the body in exactly the same position as it was when it was hurt–e.g. if you bumped your leg on a piece of furniture, put the spot on your leg that was hurt back in touch with the spot on the furniture, but gently this time! (Turn off and cool down any stove, radiator, power tool etc. that was instrumental in causing the injury).

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First Aid: Blame

If you receive information about yourself which you do not want you tend to make it unconscious to get rid of it. When it is activated in any way at another time it can appear to belong to someone else. You see the something that you do not want but it appears outside your self. It appears in another person. This is what causes you to blame others. Blame is saying “I do not want this to be!”
If someone is blaming you, realize that no matter what you have done or not done the blame is coming from

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