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Despair



Despair is the combined feeling of hopelessness and helplessness—that no external or internal effort can change the current circumstances of suffering. It is perhaps one of the most painful and overwhelming emotions, capable of breaking our spirit like no other. The great counter to despair is hope, though even when it is found in unexpected places, we have to be willing to see it.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

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Search for Meaning in Life Today with Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl’s theory and therapy grew out of his experiences in Nazi death camps. He saw that people who had hopes of being reunited with loved ones or who had projects they felt a need to complete or who had great faith, tended to have better chances than those who had lost all hope.

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Wait: A Love Letter to Those in Despair

Pause, find connection, and choose peace rather than harm when you feel overwhelmed in the crashing ocean of life. You are the calm of the ocean, not the pounding wave.

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9 Things to Do If You Feel Hopeless

Remember, just because things feel hopeless doesn’t mean they are. With a little help from someone else or a slightly different perspective, you might discover that things can get better.

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FindCenterGod allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.

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Feeling Despair, Loneliness or Alienation? This Might Help...

How bad has the mental health crisis become in the world? If you ever feel despair, loneliness or alienation, there is a way out and I believe here is hope. I believe we can change.

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Compassion and Self-Hate: An Alternative to Despair

Free yourself from destructive behavior and learn how to break your patterns of self-hate and achieve personal fulfillment with this sympathetic and practical guide from the author of The Angry Book.

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How to Cope with Despair and Depression

Deep despair is the reason behind many cases of depression. How can you escape from the seemingly endless darkness? Read on to discover the answer!

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FindCenterThe most common form of despair is not being who you are.

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Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair

We are all touched at some point by the dark emotions of grief, fear, or despair. In an age of global threat, these emotions have become widespread and overwhelming.

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5 Ways to Deal with Despair that Won’t Go Away

Despair may knock the wind out of you, but when embraced and managed effectively, it can also lift you to even greater heights.

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