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Issues

What kind of issues can I text Shout 85258 about?

Finding it hard to say how you're feeling? Here are some of the issues people text Shout about.

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Abuse

If you’re experiencing abuse, you might not always use this word to describe your situation, but it’s important to know that the pain you are experiencing is real and that there is support available to you.

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Anxiety and stress

Anxiety is the feeling of being worried, afraid, uneasy or nervous, particularly about things we think are about to happen, or might happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we think we might be under threat. You don't have to deal with anxiety by yourself.

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Bullying

Bullying can take many forms and have a lasting impact on your emotional wellbeing and mental health and leave you feeling alone and isolated. Find out more about what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied.

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Depression

Living with depression can feel hopeless and overwhelming and can affect your relationships, work and everyday life. It can make simple tasks such as getting dressed and brushing your teeth feel like huge obstacles to get over each day. You don't have to go through it alone.

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Grief

Loss is something that will affect us all at some point in our lives. While grief is different for everyone, it is common to experience a mixture of emotions, including numbness, denial, anger, depression, relief and indifference. Find out more about how to manage grief and what support is available.

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Loneliness

We live in a world where we are constantly connected through technology, yet for many of us, we feel more lonely than ever. Here's some tips for if you're feeling lonely.

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Self-harm

If you are self-harming, you might not have felt able to talk to anyone about what you are going through, and it can feel very hard to ask for help. Asking for support is the first courageous step in finding alternative and healthier ways to manage painful feelings.

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Sleep

Sleep is fundamental to our mental health and wellbeing yet many of us struggle with sleep challenges. Here are some tips if you’re having problems with sleep.

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Suicide

There are times in everyone’s life where they might feel unable to cope with their problems. If, however, these thoughts are starting to become more regular, and you are actively starting to think about taking your own life, you need to get support immediately.

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