Imagine carrying a really heavy backpack that you can't put down and having to walk up hill with it. Depression is a heavy weight that consumes every aspect of your life. Your relationships, your work, your social life. Everything is consumed by this heavy weight and it feels like there is no escape from it. … Continue reading What is it like to have Depression?
Mental illness is something that can consume your day to day life and before long you feel trapped in your illness and you wonder, when did this start? Could I have noticed warning signs of my mental health deteriorating? It is also useful to keep an eye out for friends and their mental health as … Continue reading Recognising early signs of mental illness
One thing that has such a damaging stigma surrounding it is taking medication for your mental health. I'm sick of seeing posts like, "Pills aren't medication, nature is!!!" with some picture of a forest. I do like nature and I do think that being outside does help me sometimes, but what about the times when … Continue reading Lets Talk Meds!
This post covers the topic of self harm. Please do not read if you think this may be triggering. Check out my resources page for more help if you're struggling. World Mental Health Day 2018 has a focus on "Young people and mental health in a changing world." I decided to write this post about … Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018: Self Harm
I am currently about to go into my second year at university, and after a very difficult first year I am determined to have a much better second year and to make the most of my time there. This post is about things that I wish I knew before I started university. Things that surprised … Continue reading Things I wish I knew before starting Uni
* This post contains the topic of self harm, please do not read if you're easily triggered by this topic* This blog post is quite a personal post and it's taken me a while to want to share this story, however I think a lot of people who self harm, or have self harmed in … Continue reading Stigma and Scars
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sometimes when you're feeling rubbish it's hard to even get out of bed and that's not good because I know I just end up feeling worse for staying in bed and doing nothing. Self care is something that I need to start doing more, because I know a lot of … Continue reading 50 Self Care tips