Tag: mental illness

Cutting It Fine

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By Quinn Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions of self harm. I own three scalpels. When I start to feel stressed, I pick up a scalpel and I start to cut out tiny, tiny pieces of paper. Circles the size of pinheads and diamonds the size of exclamation marks are carefully carved out of card …

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.

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 …