In October I came out to Canada on a 2 year Working Visa. Since then I've been living in Toronto. One of the main questions I get asked is why? Why Canada, why did I get the visa etc. When I answer that I just wanted a change and didn't have anything tying me down … Continue reading It’s okay… in Canada
Medication can be something of an additionally stigmatised subject when it comes to mental ill health. Well I have been on Anti-depressants on three different occasions and here is my experience. The first was at age 17. I had been suffering with depression and anxiety for a number of years and had counselling but got … Continue reading It’s okay to… Take Medication
It's my blogs 2nd Birthday and another World Mental Health Day, woop woop! 😊 I've chosen an important topic for my post today, asking for help!! When you struggle with mental ill health, it's amazing how hard it can be to actually ask for help. If you're struggling why wouldn't you ask for help, you … Continue reading It’s okay to… ask for Help!
There are so many stereotypes out there when it comes to Mental Health Problems and Mental Illness, one of the biggest being that you are crazy! Synonymous with the person in a straight jacket, rocking in the corner, talking to themselves, someone that can't control themselves, is 'mad', dangerous and unpredictable. The word 'Crazy' is … Continue reading It’s okay to…Go a little Crazy!
I recently had the chance to see a preview of Stand Tall Theatre’s production of Schizophrenia. This very timely, took place on Time to Talk Day 2018 at the Groundlings Theatre in Portsmouth. The play itself was focused on humanising the illness of Schizophrenia, rather than playing on the demonised, cliched version that we often … Continue reading Stand Tall Theatre: Schizophrenia
As the New Year begins I thought this was a good time to talk about this. Many of us find it so easy to judge ourselves and at this time of year can look back and think, what happened to the year, did I really achieve anything?, all often leading to, I'm such a failure! … Continue reading It’s okay to…Fail
🎉🎆Today marks the 1 year anniversary of It's Okay Right? Right! 🎆🎉 I can't believe it's been a year already. The last 12 months have had their ups and downs with my mental health but I've been able to work through it. I have to thank Time to Change for givimg me the confidence and skills to … Continue reading 1 year blogaversary & World Mental Health Day 2017
Escapism is something I enjoy both as a pastime and coping method for when I'm struggling with my mental health. There may be many people who believe that escapism is bad for you and not a healthy coping method and don't get me wrong I don't think it's something that should be used constantly or … Continue reading It’s okay to…. Escape! Why I love a bit of escapism.
This post is inspired by P!nk's song "Conversations with my 13 year old self" (or 15 year old self in my case). I think back to when this all began. The scared 15 year old girl who felt so much despair and hopelessness she would hide in her room in the dark, curled in a … Continue reading It’s okay to… have Depression!
Disclaimer: Yes I do begin this post by talking about Love Island but for those not fans of the show, please bear with me, I am going somewhere, honest! Last year my flatmate introduced me to Love Island. I usually don’t watch reality TV and was somewhat skeptical to begin with. However here we are … Continue reading Confidence: It’s okay… show yourself some Compassion!