Mental illness presents itself in many different ways for different people. Some become completely isolated, some obsess about various tasks to keep themselves distracted. Some become reckless and unable to make clear decisions. Some turn to self harm as a way of coping. Mental illness is a different experience for everyone who suffers with it. … Continue reading Gasping for fresh air…
I recently received the rather stressful news that I will be made redundant in the New Year. This has been a very tough year for me in terms of work, as my anxiety has been pretty intense at times. After taking three months off of work to try to get better control of my … Continue reading Interviews and Anxiety
The past few days I have found myself on a bit of a downwards spiral. Things in my life have been quite stressful and hectic, and my sleep is even worse than usual. The very nature of mental illness means that from time to time, with no warning at all, we will find ourselves falling … Continue reading You’ve got a friend in me!
All too often, people consider anxiety to be a case of "getting a bit stressed", or "feeling nervous". It is written off with comments like "Oh yes, I always get anxious when I have a big test coming up," or "Well, everyone has anxieties." This word is thrown around a lot, which I personally feel … Continue reading THIS is anxiety…
So this week, I was totally flattered by the fantastic Darren over at The Arty Plantsman, who nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award! I highly recommend you all to take a look at his page! Darren is a nature lover, and produces mind-blowingly beautiful photos! He also writes excellent blogs focusing on Mental Health, … Continue reading Unique Blogger Award!
Do you ever wake up in the morning, and feel a little disappointed by what you see in the mirror? Perhaps you hate your oily skin? Maybe you wish your lips were plumper, or your eyelashes curled perfectly? Maybe today you feel insecure in your body. You may feel too slender, or be unhappy with … Continue reading You are beautiful!
It seems to be a rather common misconception that those who struggle with their mental health are "weak", or have less to offer than those fortunate enough to have healthy minds. Can I please just take a moment, on behalf of the one in four of us who suffer with a mental health condition, to … Continue reading I am Strong!