Latest Posts Under: Mental Health

My History With Mental Illness

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As soon as secondary school started everything changed. In primary school everything was relatively simple – sure there were the beginnings of popular groups as well as some school bullies, but it was relatively easy to make friends and I never worried about who I was going to sit with at lunch or play with …

The Letter I Found When I Needed It Most

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Depression really hit me at Christmas time in 2015. I think this happenedĀ because I finally had some time off work to deal with what had happened to me months previous, and all my suppressed emotions came tumbling out. I was at my mum’s for the Christmas week, had ordered brand new jogger bottoms from ASOS …

Why I Need To Change My Relationship With My Body

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I woke up this morning feeling ugly because I thought I had lost control over the way my hair looks – yesterday I bleached it and as you can guess, it didn’t go according to plan. I looked up how to fix such hair blunders and read a lot of different pieces of advice from …

Be Kind To Yourself

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We really can be our own worst enemies. Our inner voices can be our biggest bullies, putting us down at every turn, or worrying about every decision we’ve ever made. As a mixture of things we have heard others say to us, and what we think the world expects us to be, inner voices are …

Small Steps To Taking Back Control of Your Life

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Anxiety can freeze you in one spot. It can stop you from doing the everyday things, the not so great things, and even the fun things that you used to enjoy, like seeing friends or writing something on your blog (ahem). It can take a long time to move on from constant feelings of anxiety. …