Latest Posts Under: Mental Health

Being Aware Of My Mental Health Behaviours

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Anxiety can make me become completely paranoid. I imagine the very worst is going to happen and it’s going to be my fault. This normally happens when I begin to feel anxious about talking to somebody about something that has been bothering me.

Finally Talking To My Mum About My Mental Health

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If my mum was a tea towel she would have “Keep Calm and Carry On” printed on her. Actually, I’m pretty sure she has a mug somewhere in the kitchen cupboard that says that.

Waking Up Feels Different

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I used to wake up with a routine that was ready to begin. I would go out for a run, earlier than I needed to just to make sure the streets were a little bit emptier. I would run in the dark winter mornings, those icy cold days that made my fingers feel like they …

An Origin Story

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I had a blonde crop of hair, chubby cheeks that made me look like my granddad, and a rosy complexion. I would sit at our kitchen breakfast bar in our first family home for hours, drawing and colouring in pictures of people I knew, characters I made up. I went through a phase of making …

The Guilt Of Unproductive Days

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Productivity is everywhere. Email and social media makes us so easy to reach, so readily available. We live in a society where emails are expected to be replied to within minutes or hours, depending if they know that you are online. It’s harder to get away from being available to everybody at any time, especially …