Tag: advice

How Mental Health First Aid Helped Me Be A Better Person

MHFA is timeless, it will be valid for the rest of your life. It helps you grow as a person but you will also learn to be more empathic to your friends and family, and even yourself.

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How “Coming Out” Helped My Mental Health

She was my first real crush and I never thought much if it. I loved her friendship and I adored her as a person, both inside and out. I thought about her all the time, I embraced the smiles she bestowed on me and I just felt all warm and fuzzy.

The Death Anniversary

Losing someone, no matter how it happens, hurts. We experience grief in a breakup from our lover, a fallout with our friends or even becoming distant from our family. Grief isn’t just about death.

Has The Value Of Friendship Changed?

It sounds silly to feel like this. When I feel like I want to die, or leave the country, just because my friends ignore my messages. Or because they are never the ones to message first or make plans. And they never, check if I am ok.

Coming To Terms With Your Childhood And Past

“No matter who you are, or what your story is, pain, feelings, thoughts – they are all a part of being human.”

[Guest Blog] Sometimes A Story Has A Happy Ending

Writing here and now, I know that the world didn’t exclude me – and that my feelings of not belonging were unfounded. I now know that this was just a bunch of lies, festering in my mind because of a problem I had, and which I could not recognize as lies. A bunch of lies created by anorexia.

It’s Time To Give Up The ‘New Year, New Me’ Resolution

The honest truth is that at any point, we can make a change. We can start fresh and follow a new path. It’s all down to you. If we fall flat on our feel, we also have the option to stand up and try again, or turn back – neither have to be the wrong option.

How Christmas Culture Can Be Dangerous For Those With Eating Disorders

Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas and I might as well be Santa. But I feel like I spend my whole year preparing for my upcoming Christmas calorie intake.

My Birthday Is A Reminder That I’ve Won Against My Mental Illness For Another Year

When you grow up depressed and anxious your whole life, you don’t expect to make it this far. I never expected to become an adult. A birthday can become a chore when it’s just a reminder that you have existed for another year, when you really, really, don’t want too.

Navigating Seasonal Depression

I don’t like the term ‘holiday blues’ as that makes it sound less valid, because mental illness is more than feeling ‘blue’ and it doesn’t just turn up for the holiday, sadly for many of us, it takes years or a lifetime to manage that black dog. But I do believe that the festive season can make you feel worse, mentally speaking.

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