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!
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
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!
Going slightly out of alphabetical order for this post but was very timely. Last Thursday, 2nd February, was Time to Talk Day, a national day organised by Time to Change to get the nation talking about mental health, to end stigma and discrimination. I love Time to Talk Day! I ran my first event as a Time to … Continue reading It’s okay to… Talk! Time to Talk Day 2017
This post has been a little bit delayed in coming. I’ve let things get on top of me recently and realised that getting stressed about writing a post about taking a break was somewhat counterproductive. So instead I did just that, allowed myself to take a break, not feel guilty and wait until I was … Continue reading It’s okay to…. take a Break
In 2013 there were 8.2 million recorded cases of people with Anxiety in the UK*. That’s roughly 1 in 8 people. The dictionary definition of Anxiety is ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’ Anxiety comes in many different forms and is different for everyone that experiences it. I … Continue reading It’s okay to… have Anxiety!