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!
I've been putting off writing this post even though I've had it planned for a few months now. It's something I'm quite conflicted about. On the one hand I know the benefits of crying and how natural it is, yet it's still something I find myself apologizing for and feel weak for doing. Anyway I've … Continue reading It’s okay to… Cry!
This year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is possibly one of my favourites; Surviving or Thriving - 'Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health'. Maya Angelou is well known for inspiring quotes and … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: How I’m thriving, not just surviving!
I have always had an affinity to the sea and whilst sat down the seafront this post came to me, all be it short one. I truly do love being by the sea, seeing the different states, so vast and ever changing. I feel like the sea can be used to embody my feelings, particularly the influence … Continue reading Me and the Sea