Tag: stamp out stigma

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

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

Writing My Way To Better Mental Health

Before technology became a big part of my life, I had to find other forms of entertainment. I was a creative soul, I could create the most beautiful things from your everyday trash. Something I can remember so vividly, however, was the enjoyment I found from writing. I was obsessed

To The Child Mourning The Loss Of Their Parent

When you love your family, you expect that they will be there for you till the end, your siblings will grow old with you and your parents will die when they are over 80, hopefully of old age. You expect your parents to be there at your graduation, your wedding,

Self Doubt – My Old Friend

I’ve not lived an easy life, I’ve suffered sp many traumatic events, that it is so hard for me to feel good about myself or my actions. On the inside I am still the girl who was called ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’, who people would never give the time of day.

How I Passed My GCSE’s Despite Ill Mental Health

I will never forget those few years of my life. GCSE’s are hard enough as it is, they are so hard on your mental health. The standards expected and the idea that you know what you want to do at 14 is just mad. I feel like the whole education

The Adult Who Can’t Make Friends

“Just go and say Hi” “It’s not that hard” “They won’t bite” Oh, the joys that come when you have to explain to a person why you have no friends, or few friends and why it is so hard for you to socialize. I have always found it hard to

The Day I Almost Died: My Suicide Attempt

After my father’s death, I tried to distract myself. I was pushing back any form of grief, to the most repressed part of my mind. For a while it worked, I was so busy planning the house move and organising the funeral as my mother couldn’t, that I didn’t have

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