Tag: mental health

A Letter To My 11 Year Old Self

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You’re going to be a little bitch to your mum and brothers. Mum will seem like a massive nag to you. You’ll argue with her a lot – especially about going out or┬áturning your music down. You’re going to isolate yourself a lot and listen to Indie Rock almost all the time. You’ll find it …

20 Pieces Of Good News In A World Of Bad News

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There is a lot of doom and gloom on the news every single day, and though it is important to know what is going on in the world, it’s also important to celebrate the good things in life. This is even more crucial when you’ve been having a bad day, a bad week, a bad …

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 happened┬ábecause 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 …

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 …