Mental Health

The Festive Season – and the struggles coincide with it

Christmas is more than just food. So let's turn the focus on love and the quality time spent with Family and Friends instead. Christmas is approaching us, rapidly, with only a few weeks to go until the Festive season. And, although this is incredibly exciting, it can also be extremely difficult for people with Eating… Continue reading The Festive Season – and the struggles coincide with it

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Body Dysmorphia – A silent battle, a real war

Good Evening lovely people, I hope your weekends are going well so far. As an Anorexia sufferer, I also suffer with BDD (which is body dysmorphic disorder.) A description being: "An anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about… Continue reading Body Dysmorphia – A silent battle, a real war

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Mental Health – The importance of speaking up

Today I will be writing about something which I feel is very important to speak about, which is the importance of speaking up about your mental health. The number of people being diagnosed with a mental illness is forever on the rise. It's even been reported that primary school children are being prescribed antidepressants! Some people… Continue reading Mental Health – The importance of speaking up

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Understanding Anxiety – From a personal perspective

Today I will be writing about Anxiety as it's something I struggle with personally and I find that it's not spoken about as much as it should be (as a means of raising awareness and increasing understanding.) Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. We cannot always be… Continue reading Understanding Anxiety – From a personal perspective

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Animals and Me – Pawprints to health and happiness

Mental health illnesses have a tendency of making you feel unwanted, unloved and a whole range of negative feelings and emotions. You become buried in self hatred and pity, feeling as though you are a huge burden on those around you who love you unconditionally. You become a shadow of your former self. Some days… Continue reading Animals and Me – Pawprints to health and happiness

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Self harm alternatives – you do not deserve to hurt

Today is self harm awareness day. I haven't always been open about my personal and current struggles with self-harm; I hate that it is such a taboo subject and people are afraid of seeking help and support for their struggles. I happen to find the subject difficult to talk about because unless you have an… Continue reading Self harm alternatives – you do not deserve to hurt