Tag: depression

This Is Why I Self Harmed

Self-harm, a term attached to when a person purposely inflicts harm on themselves. Often people associate it with cutting but it’s also burning, drinking, smoking, eating habits, over exercising and so much more. Please do not take these as suggestions but we do need to remember that self-harm is much

What Is Happiness And How Do We Find It?

What is happiness? I’m not talking about a scientific or even the Oxford Dictionary definition. I am talking about feelings, the ones that are completely yours. Maybe I should rephrase, what is happiness to you? Happiness, to me, is the warmth of the sun. It’s the birds singing and calling

Sharing Your Mental Health Story With The Media

With more access than ever to share your thoughts and feelings with as many or as little people as you would like. It’s opened a whole new world of opportunity for public figures and advocates. For me, I am so passionate about raising awareness of mental health and suicide, I

The People Pleaser

I was raised under very traditional values and morals. For me, it was in my nature to be kind and giving but it was also reinforced by my parents. All I ever knew was to help others. There is something to gain from making another person smile. It feels so

How To Start Your Own Mental Health Blog

One of my most frequently asked questions is how to start a blog or write about mental health.  I’ve been blogging for a few years now, this website is not yet a year old but it is not my first. I started out a while ago, I am not sure

Being In The Drivers Seat Of An Uncontrollable Mind

There are times when I feel like a sat-nav. It’s like I can think and understand but I am not in control. Trying to reason with my brain, to fight my fears with facts, feels a lot like speaking English to someone who only speaks French. It’s an impossible task

Walking To Hospital When Suicidal

Every time I have had to go to the hospital over my mental health, I have walked. It’s kind of ironic that though I am extremely ill, I have been able and healthy enough to walk an hour and a half just so that I can get seen in A&E. I

The Girl In The Mirror

I resent the girl that I see in the mirror. The hair that falls so thin and parted, teeth that are so utterly British and yellow, with that horrific gap that could crack nuts open – That London Look right? I hate the pale peach skin with freckles and blemishes,

[Guest Blog] Taking Your Mental Health To Work

When I first started out in the blogging world and on Twitter, Zoe (@ZoeDonna95) was one of the first people to follow me and I soon found that I adored her work and her passion in helping others, so I am honoured to have her as my first ever Guest

The Time I Almost Died

I want to talk about the time I almost died. I was little, I think around 7 years old and my parents had dragged me and my brother away, mid monopoly game (not cool!) so that we could go somewhere. So begrudgingly I sat in the cramped car and tried

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