MoodPanda Blog

Aug 15

“MoodPanda is brilliant. A discreet way to ‘vent’. Thankyou so much” — MoodPanda User - Anonymous

Aug 08

“I love that this site helps people to not feel so alone” — Michelle M

Aug 04

“I love MoodPanda. It’s really helping me with my depression and anxiety” — MoodPanda User - Anonymous

Aug 01

“MoodPanda really helped make a very sad time for me easier to deal with” — MoodPanda User - Rux

Jul 24

“MoodPanda has really helped me to get better. Thank you” — MoodPanda User - Suzie B

Jul 23

Updated Android App Released

Jul 21

Updated iOS App Released -

Jul 18

“MoodPanda has helped me through really tough times. The community is full of amazing, supportive people who I would never have met without MoodPanda. Thanks for everything.” — MoodPanda User - Emily D

Jul 11

“MoodPanda has helped me put my life into better perspective” — MoodPanda User - Anonymous

Jul 04

“I don’t know what I would’ve done without MoodPanda. Best app I’ve ever downloaded :) <3” — MoodPanda User - Ikra

Jul 01

“We are all going to turn to dust and our vanity is so often just in vain, but being kind is actually one of the things that has a little bit of meaning, isn’t it? Being nice to the people around you. That is one of the things that is really worth fighting for. Everything else is vanity.” — James Allen, the train dispatcher at St. Albans station 

Jun 30

MoodPanda - Because life is not always shiny

Flashback Monday - Revisit one of our blog posts from a while back: 

“Facebook Makes Us All Sad Because Everyone Is Happy But Us“

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This headline was posted recently, at Psychology Today, and it really struck a chord with me.

Elana, from PT posted a fascinating article discussing the above headline, investigating the effect that other people’s…

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Jun 27

“I cannot imagine my life without MoodPanda. It has saved me.” — MoodPanda User - Ace

Jun 26

DIY Emotional First Aid - EFT - Interviewing Karin Davidson

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Once, on an anxious visit to my shrink, I was trying to explain the source of my distress and was so near breaking down that I began to employ tapping…part of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).  He obviously had not heard of this and looked at me as though I had gone mad and said, “Stop that tapping, it’s annoying, I can’t concentrate!”  EFT is an alternative or complementary technique being used worldwide, but not yet embraced by the medical mainstream, so I was not surprised.

EFT a newer, self-administered “emotional first aid,” employs tapping on acupressure points or meridians on the head, hands and body while one verbally forges new cognitive paths.  

It can potentially help people with issues such as
- Trauma
- Abuse
- Panic attacks
- Anxiety

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Jun 22

How to Make Good Memories in the Worst of Times

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One time, I called my psychiatrist on the phone and upon his picking up, I said, “Hello doctor, this is Ann Hedonia.”  The joke being that my name is Ann and that he knew I was in the lower depths of depression and might find my pun amusing.  I knew intellectually that it was funny, but it brought me no pleasure or laughter.

Indeed, Anhedonia is no laughing matter, as this absence of ability to experience happiness, joy or pleasure goes hand in hand with the diagnosis of depression - and enjoyment and engagement with people, places and events is a basic requirement for a full and happy life.

So what is there to do about the dark, joyless times that may befall us?

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