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What kind of things can I talk to Shout about?

Whether you're feeling stressed or worried, sad or low, lonely, overwhelmed or suicidal, we are here for you.

Below are some of the reasons people commonly text Shout, to help if you're struggling to describe how you're feeling.

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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 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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Chronic pain

Living with daily pain is physically, emotionally and mentally stressful. It can make you more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Find out more about what mental health support is available if you, or someone you know, is living with chronic pain.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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