Latest Posts Under: Mental Health

My Struggle With Depression

depression, mental health, mental illness, what depression actually feels like,

Depression is a beastie. It takes from you. It uses your anxieties to make you feel worse. It makes you miss the person that you used to be before it clutched you in a misguided embrace. Some people, like me, can be ashamed by having depression. “Am I just being lazy?” “Will other people think …

What Body Dysmorphic Disorder Is Like

body dysmorphic disorder, teenage years, secondary school, BDD, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

In year 10 of secondary school, my form tutor announced that we all had to participate in a renewal of our school photos; the last round of photos being of us in the innocent and enthusiastic days of year 7, at the tender age of 11. This sent a surge of panic through my bones …