How To Manage Intrusive Thoughts

They can feel unbearable at times, but with the right tools in your toolbox, you’re stronger than they are

Intrusive thoughts are like glitter, they’re small but get everywhere, and when you get rid of some, a bunch more show up where you least expect it. They’re also a little like a tooth or ear pain, something that fills up your whole…



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Sarah McManus MSc

Sarah is a UK-based writer with an MSc in Psychology. She writes about mental health & Neurodiversity. She is also the Owner and Editor of The Blade & Beyond.