Why talking matters if you are stressed, anxious or depressed

If you find yourself thinking I need someone to talk to and are noticing that you have been becoming increasingly stressed, anxious or depressed, you aren’t alone. There are lots of reasons why talking matters in these situations.

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Emotional Release: By sharing your feelings with someone else, you can help to release some of the emotions that you have pent up. This could be feelings of sadness and anger. By talking your way through how you are feeling, you are able to validate your feelings and work through them.

Understanding: it can be tough not to think that you are the only one feeling the way you do. By talking to someone else, you can gain some perspective and will realise that lots of people have similar feelings. This can help to reduce the feelings of isolation that can come with high stress levels and with anxiety, and depression.

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Perspective: sometimes, we can become so engrossed in our own problems that it can be difficult to find a way out of them. Talking to someone else can allow you to gain other perspectives and this can help to remove some of the negative feelings that you might be experiencing.

Isolation: as mentioned above, talking with others can help to reduce your feelings of isolation. Isolation is not a good bedfellow of anxiety and depression as it can lead you to feel worse about yourself and your situation.

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