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Finally Talking To My Mum About My Mental Health

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If my mum was a tea towel she would have “Keep Calm and Carry On” printed on her. Actually, I’m pretty sure she has a mug somewhere in the kitchen cupboard that says that.

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 turning your music down. You’re going to isolate yourself a lot and listen to Indie Rock almost all the time. You’ll find it …

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 …

Uncomfortable In My Skin

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Acne was a constant and harsh staple of my teen years. Lurking on my chin, these red spots felt like ugliness trying to make itself known, severely disrupting my youthful and freckled face. The spots took parts of my confidence away from me, and although I was never bullied about it; thank goodness my teen …