My last blog post was almost four months ago, and for the past few weeks it's been making me more and more anxious thinking about what to write for my next post, when to post it, if it's even worth continuing because I'd left it too long. It had become this tight knot in my … Continue reading New Year, New Me…kind of
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so I have decided to reblog a post I wrote about a year ago about how I deal with panic attacks. I wrote this when I was in an extremely difficult point mentally, and it was very difficult to write, and is still very difficult to share. But I think it’s important to share posts like these to raise awareness and ultimately break the stigma attached to mental illness.
TW: Panic attacks and anxiety
This post is going to be quite personal to me, and to be honest, quite difficult to write. But it’s not something that people talk about, as it can be very scary and at times very embarrassing (although it shouldn’t be). But I think it’s something that should be talked about. Panic attacks are extremely common, yet people don’t understand them-including a lot of sufferers themselves. Panic attacks come in all different shapes and sizes, sometimes you can’t see when someone is having one and sometimes it is extremely obvious. They can also happen at any time of the day and for any reason. There is no one form of panic attack, and every type can be terrifying for both the sufferer and the people around them at the time. And that’s why I have decided to write this; to help people understand more about…
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A couple of days ago I finished watching Netflix's new series 13 Reasons Why and it left me buzzing with questions and thoughts about it. It's certainly not perfect, but there's something about it that makes it feel unique, and really important. When I finished watching, my mind was racing with so many thoughts about why … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I Loved “13 Reasons Why”
What is it about us that defines who we are?
I hadn't planned on writing a post today, but then again I hadn't planned on waking up to the news that Donald Trump had been elected president of the United States. But there you go. With that same logic I’d also like to point out that I don’t usually like to write about politics because … Continue reading My take on ‘President’ Trump
Hello again! So, I hadn't planned on writing a blog post today, but considering it is World Mental Health Day, with the theme of Psychological First Aid, I couldn't not talk about it. Particularly as the reason I started this blog in the first place is because I want to help break the stigma associated … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
A year ago today I had just moved into my new flat ready to start my first year at University. I did the whole 'Fresher's week' thing and to tell you the truth I was petrified. The good news is...I survived! And the other good news is that since I no longer attend that University, … Continue reading To The Freshers Who Don’t Drink
So I know I've not written many posts recently, but I've had a super busy few weeks! I'm in the middle of a few posts that I'll be uploading shortly but this is just a short (shameless) self-promotion...please continue. Recently I contributed a story to The Mighty (a fantastic site that shares real stories of … Continue reading When I Overheard a Stranger Say ‘Let’s Pretend I’m Disabled’
Hello everyone or anyone! (Disclaimer: This is going to be a bit of a disjointed recap updatey post thing. A flow of consciousness if you will.) If you've managed to read any of my last posts you'll know I've not been very dedicated to this blog! My last post was about a month ago and it … Continue reading Life Update-Hello!
So I've somehow already managed to fail with this project considering today is actually day 3 and I didn't write a post yesterday! But oh well, it's not meant to be complicated or stressful, so it doesn't matter. I figure I'll just write yesterday's post today. Self Care yesterday looked like taking a nap in the middle … Continue reading Self Care Day 2