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 again dear readers. Today I have decided to write a blog post about self-care for good mental health. Self care is something that everyone should incorporate into their daily lives, whether they are depressed or not in order to maintain a balanced and healthy mind. Or at least to aim for a balanced and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Self Care
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
So, as this is my first blog post, first let me say that my personal experiences with depression and anxiety are exactly that-personal to me. Everyone on this earth experiences things differently. And that's a really important thing to remember. Although there are symptoms of illnesses that people who have them can relate to, there … Continue reading Why I Dropped Out of University