Tag: depression

[Guest Blog] Finding The Best Therapy (And Therapist) For You

[TW] I’m standing on a bridge in my local park listening to water rush beneath my feet, it is summer 2009 and I don’t have a care in the world. The bridge is a main connecting point in the park for other walkways, striding over with intent I’m confronted by

Becoming An Adult – With Mental Illness

I am not independent, in fact, I think I am the most dependent adult you’d meet. At 21 years old I made the first ‘adult’ step and moved out of the home of my mother. It was a very quick and last moment decision and I don’t regret it. It’s

Behind The Platfrom

I never intended to make a name for myself or live outside of the shadows that I am all so used too. Yet, here I am, lucky enough to spend every day and waking moment trying to use my platform to try to do good; to help others. It still

I Can’t Learn To Drive Because Of My Anxiety

Growing up, I thought that driving was something that absolutely everyone could do easily, as soon as they turned 17. Obviously, at this point I had no idea of the actual cost of learning to drive, taking tests and then purchasing a car, mot, and insurance; how any teenager can

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

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