All Of The Times I’ve Been Anxious

feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. “she was extremely anxious about her exams” synonyms: worried, concerned, apprehensive, fearful, uneasy, ill at ease, perturbed, troubled, disquieted, bothered, disturbed, distressed, fretful, fretting, agitated, in a…

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Self-Care on SAD Days

No-one quite understands the phrase, ‘Winter is Coming’, quite like someone who suffers with SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder can affect most people in a range of ways. From low mood and energy to crippling depression. So it is essential that…

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Dating With A Mental Illness

Dating is tricky at the best of times. You have to navigate apps, profiles, meetings and feelings. It can be one giant headache. And it’s an even bigger headache if you’re also navigating a mental illness. I’m currently in the…

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How YOU Can End Mental Health Stigma

Today is World Mental Health Day. A day that aims to raise awareness of mental health disorders and begin to end the stigma that surrounds the very words, ‘mental health’. As some of you will know, I have mental health…

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Life On Anti-Depressants

You’re here because of the title of this post. Maybe you’re also on anti-depressants and you want some solace in the way that the things I’m going through aren’t too dissimilar to what you’re going through. Perhaps you’re here because…

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The Worst Thing About Mental Illness

I know what you’re expecting me to say. The illness itself. The not getting out of bed. The self neglect. The self harm. The pushing of people away. The black cloud that your brain now resembles. The thick smog that…

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Mental Illness and Why I Neglect Myself

*trigger warning: self harm (just not as you know it). It’s Mental Health Awareness week this week and I’ve known for a while that I wanted to speak about an aspect of my struggles with mental health with the hope…

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Please Don’t Leave Me

I don’t remember large chunks of my childhood. My sister used to rib me for this. ‘How can you not remember what happened that year?’ She’d ask in complete astonishment. No I don’t forget small things like what colour teddy…

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