Tag: mental health

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.

Using Writing As A Type Of Therapy

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I use writing to explain my thoughts, to make sense of the things that I am feeling. Lately though, I have been somewhat not able to let it all out, keeping some things to myself. This, in part, is what has made me fall a little bit out of love with my blog. I feel …

Attachment To Somebody I Have Never Met

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I care about you so much and I don’t even know you. We’ve never met face to face, I’ve never heard your voice, never even seen a photo of you. I know your first name. I know about the hard times you have had to go through. I’ve read your words.

Putting The Good In Grief

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By Matthew In an image obsessed, filter-obscured and airbrushed world that prizes the ‘perfect’ form, the self-esteem of many is invested in its myth; deposits are made in the self-esteem bank with every unflattering snap of a celeb’s bingo wings, while withdrawals accompany the comparison to toned torsos that most of us will never attain or …

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 …

How I Overcame Anxiety

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By Vanessa I see a lot of people on Twitter these days talk about anxiety. Some talk about the attacks they are having and some talk about getting through the anxiety – whether it is a day or a week, you did it and you should be proud. Me, I can say I have been …