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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 …

Where To Find Support For Mental Illness

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Mental illness can be very isolating. It can feel like you are completely alone in how you are feeling, like nobody else will quite understand what it is you are going through. Sometimes it can be too tough to talk with those closest to you about your mental health. I get that – I’ve had …

Depression Is Like A Tidal Wave

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You’re paddling along just fine, in the ocean that is life. Sometimes you struggle with a stronger current, sometimes everything seems calm and you can relax with a soothing back stroke. When depression comes, it hits you like a tidal wave. It crashes down on your mind, body and soul. It takes away those memories …

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 …

An Interview With: Little Thoughts

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#TalkMH kept popping up on my Twitter feed as I began to follow mental health bloggers and tweeters. There I found the creator of such a wonderful chat, Hannah of Little Thoughts. With the main focus of her site being her recovery journey, mental health tips, and personal essays about her own mental illness, I …