Tag: mental health stigma

Saying No To Antidepressants Whilst Pregnant

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I had an antenatal appointment booked at my nearest hospital, which I assumed would be a general check up and maybe a scan. It was pretty much that. My SO and I went into the doctor’s room where a nurse sat on the edge of the ultrasound bed.

To Those Who Think Mental Health Is Discussed ‘Too Much’

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I won’t assume that you do or don’t know what having a mental illness is like, because I don’t know you. You may not have had to experience a mental illness, and maybe you consequently lack the empathy or sympathy that should be given to those who have experienced/experience them. You may have had a …

I Don’t Believe In ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’

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‘Everything happens for a reason’ is a bullshit phrase that enrages me each time I see it on a Pinterest board or hear it being spoken. Everything happens because people make it happen. People hurt other people. People who have hurt other people are the reason for that hurt. There’s no other reason.

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 …

It’s Okay To Not Do Anything When You’re Healing

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Anxiety, depression and stress can leave you feeling like the day is over before it has even properly begun. You can feel like there is a million and one things that you should be doing, but there is simply no energy there to do them, and that is okay. Feeling unproductive, exhausted and unmotivated is …

What Happened When I Called The Samaritans

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I had thought about it a few times before, but each time had made me burst out into tears again. How could I be so pathetic in wanting to kill myself in the first place? Other people have it much worse than me, so how dare I think I have it bad enough to want …