Guest Post: BetterHelp #MentalHealth

What is This Feeling of Emptiness I am Feeling?

Sometimes it just feels like something is missing. Or like everything is missing and you just have no idea why you are here and what you should be doing. Everyone feels things differently so whatever you are feeling, it is important. Your body or mind may be trying to tell you something. Maybe there is something physical going on that is causing you to feel this way. Or it could be that you are depressed or anxious about something. This commonly happens to people after the loss of a job or the end of a relationship. It may just be that you are bored and need a new hobby or something.


What Is Wrong with Me?

You may be able to figure this out on your own just by thinking about what is going on in your life. Another way to determine why you have these feelings is to start a journal. Sometimes, the only way to figure it out is to talk to someone. A friend or family member may be able to help you figure out what is going on with you. However, many of us would rather not burden our loved ones with these kinds of things. Often, our friends and family members are biased and just tell us what they think we want to hear. Therefore, it is sometimes better to talk to a stranger than to talk to a loved one.


Journaling 101

Writing in a journal has been around for hundreds of years. People have been writing their feelings down for centuries so you know there must be a good reason. It is helpful to get your feelings down on paper, not just to express your emotions but to look back at your emotions over a period of time. For example, this feeling of emptiness may be able to be figured out by looking at what has been triggering the feeling in the past. When you find the triggers, you should be able to figure out how to avoid them. You can write down your:

  • Concerns
  • Ideas
  • Feelings
  • Thoughts
  • Interactions with other people
  • Disappointments
  • Accomplishments
  • Pictures
  • Drawings
  • Whatever you want


Online Therapy

Talking to a therapist or psychologist online is an excellent way to figure out what is making you feel empty. There are different options for online therapy such as Skype, Facetime, chatting, or instant messenger. Either way, you are able to record these conversations and play them back at a later time to see what may be going on with you. Of course, the therapists are experienced in these situations and many are licensed to treat your specific issues. They can help you determine what you can do to make this empty feeling go away. Many of these websites offer their availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can write down your thoughts and feelings as soon as you feel them. So, what are you waiting for? Take a chance and you can feel better today.


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  1. Great post! Journaling has helped me a lot through my journey with mental health. As you said before it helps to get out all of your feelings and reflect upon what you have written or recorded. Having a therapist is great and really affective as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I suffered my second nervous breakdown, as they were called when I was nineteen. The panic attacks were terrible, I thought I was dying every time I had one. I started a journal and little things I wrote down became a lifeline to hold onto. The weekly shopping trip with my family, where my Dad and I would leave them to shop and go for breakfast in the supermarket cafe was always a favourite. Not being brought up by my birth parents, these weekly feasts with my Dad was a highlight. xxx

    1. So sorry to hear you had such a tough time Adele, that must have been so difficult. But so glad you found it helpful to start a journal and go out for weekly feasts! Mental health is a very important issue and one that needs to be discussed openly thank you so much for your frank and personal comment. xx

    1. Thanks so much for commenting and sharing your personal.experience Christy. So pleased that better help have chosen my blog to reach out about mental health issues. It is such an honour. 🙂

  3. Hi Marje. Thank you for this post. I agree, journaling is a brilliant idea. As a teenager, I suffered from depression and I was told to write my feelings down. It helped me a great deal. <3

    1. Thank you Vashti. We live in a world in which mental health issues are so prevalent. I hope in some small way my sharing posts such as these will help others suffering from anxiety, self harm and depression.

      1. I believe it will help. The more people talk about mental illness the less stigma it will have and you’re also creating awareness. <3

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