Latest Posts Under: Mental Health

When The Anxiety Takes Over

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The other night I had the heavy weight of anxiety hanging over my shoulders. I couldn’t focus on anything, I was biting and chewing my lip til it bled and I didn’t know what to do with myself. My body started to react to the anxiety as well, by giving me “stress neck” (as I …

It’s Not Such A Bad Day

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This morning my body failed to get out of bed on time because my mind was weighing me down. It was as if all my negative thoughts, anxieties and depression were filling up every limb with concrete, keeping me immobile and under the covers. I lay in my SO’s arms and told him that I …

Criticising Myself Instead Of Recognising Mental Illness

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“I’m Lazy” Sometimes I feel like doing nothing. Sometimes I feel like doing nothing a lot. Most of the time, I would put this down as utter laziness – criticising myself in my head that I’m completely useless, punishing myself for not having achieved anything in the day. I didn’t – and sometimes still don’t …

When Life Seems To Be Falling Apart Around You

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Not to be a negative Nelly but a lot of things can go wrong in your life. Sometimes the universe decides to see what you’re made of by making a lot of things go wrong at the same time, or by making an extra large hurdle for you to jump over. These times can make …

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 …