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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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
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 no-one...depends if anyone reads this), so originally I had started to write this at about 9pm as I was running around frantically trying to pack my bags for my trip to Iceland tomorrow. Hence the title being "not quite" ready to go. However, I ended up abandoning the post to continue packing … Continue reading (Not Quite) Ready To Go!
Wow, so it’s been quite a while since I last wrote a post, but my life has been super busy and really hectic recently! I spent a few days in Oxford visiting a friend, and am now settling into a new routine at home which seems to be working out for everyone. I’ve been spending … Continue reading Fresh Starts
I'm currently sitting alone on a fairly long train journey. And pretty bored for that matter. I figured I would use this time to write a little post about train stations and technology, because...why not? Yeah I'm still not convinced it'll turn out interesting but still I will continue. It's a bit of a rant … Continue reading What is the point of a ticket collection machine?
As I went up the escalators to the electronics section, a little nervous that I would get something wrong, or set off an alarm or some other ridiculous thing, I realized I had never actually bought anything in a department store before-and I didn't know how to do it.
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 … Continue reading Dealing with a panic attack