Tag: body dysmorphic disorder

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.

Becoming A Passenger In My Own Body

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Like many pregnant people, I put my hands around my newly inflated belly. It’s partly because that’s what I see pregnant people do, but I also cradle my bump to highlight how round this belly is becoming. This is to prove to myself and others around me that this is a pregnant belly, that I …

I’m Jealous Of The Selfies You Take

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Instagram is the new Facebook to me. I deleted my original Facebook account after I realised how shitty it was making me feel. I would scroll through hundreds of posts, photos, etc. and feel so much envy that I would feel like a loser in comparison. Instagram is becoming like that for me. I scroll …

Opening Up About Mental Illness

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When visiting my family last September I suppose I did have a breakdown (I just Googled ‘breakdown’ to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating). My emotions spilled out at the smallest trigger, making what was a fun family dinner into an emotional spectacle that nobody could walk out on (the table and chairs are so squished together that …

The Sunshine Makes Me Feel Insecure

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I’ll let you in on a little secret of mine: I don’t really like the summer. The summer brings sunshine (at least sometimes, for those of us living in the UK) and I don’t like that. Well, my Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) doesn’t like that.