Tag: mental health awareness

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.

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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.

[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

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

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

Supporting A Loved One With A Disability

My husband’s condition is not something I talk about often but it isn’t something I hide. My husband suffers from epileptic seizures, to be exact, he has absence seizures. His seizures are unpredictable, they can happen at any moment, they usually last around a minute. In retrospect, we live a

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

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

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