Mental Health

I’ve had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. Furthermore, I lost both my Mum and Dad within the last 3 years. These posts are a way for me to document my journey towards dealing with grief, happiness and healing.

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Dating With A Mental Illness

26th October 2017

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 best relationship I’ve ever been in, but even that doesn’t escape my fucky-little brain. Furthermore, […]

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I Miss My Mum

25th October 2017

My Mum would’ve loved Doctor Foster. She would’ve hated Stacey on Bake Off. She’d be excited to meet Ben and would’ve told me as soon as his back was turned that, ‘he’s a bit of you, isn’t he?’ She would’ve loved that I did a stand up show. She’d be calling me to find out […]

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7 Things To Tell Your Brain When It’s Being A Prick

11th October 2017

One of the hardest things to cope with, when you’re suffering with your mental health, is the battle between your brain and you. Those evil phrases your brain says to you which makes you feel awful. I call it the ‘logical and non-logical’ sides. Not a scientific term, granted but you get the point. The […]

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How YOU Can End Mental Health Stigma

10th October 2017

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 problems, an illness, a disorder – what even is the best way to put it? […]

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Why Growing Up Means You’re The Adult

13th September 2017

An adult, eh? As a teen you can’t wait to be grown. To have a career, house, love, responsibilities and respect but when those things come with a huge price that your *NSYNC obsessed brain didn’t account for, it’s almightily shit. I write this on the bus to the hospital. It’ll be my 47th visit […]

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Friendships Toxic? Here’s Why You Should Eliminate Them

9th August 2017

Friendships and maintaining those relationships as an adult is hard isn’t it? You’re not at school any more when, by default, you meet every day in the canteen and gossip over who got fingered behind the bike sheds and which teacher you fancied. In college and university, some of you will experience drinking and living […]

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Life On Anti-Depressants

27th July 2017

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 you want to know more about anti-depressants before taking the leap yourself. Or maybe you’ve […]

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The Worst Thing About Mental Illness

25th July 2017

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 inhabits your lungs. The weight of the world on your shoulders. And often these are […]

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