Dear Parents,

Dear Parents, I hope when your child says ‘I don’t want to go to school today’ you hear her. I hope you notice the way her words cut through the air like she is pronouncing them with such heft, than they cannot be supported by her own breath. I hope you do not answer her … Continue reading Dear Parents,

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We’re Not Cars. (Potential Trigger Warning)

People seem to have the misconception that once you're discharged from counselling or any type of therapy that you're suddenly better. Like the psychologist or doctor just snaps their fingers and you're fine over night but that's not how it works at all. When your cars broken, you take it to the mechanic, he repairs … Continue reading We’re Not Cars. (Potential Trigger Warning)

Mental Health in Schools (Trigger Warning)

Every day, there are around 11 teenage suicides within the UK, which means that about 3,916 die by suicide every single year, and 3,916 families are horrifically affected. Going by the knowledge that these are teenage suicides, I would assume that this means that they are 13-18, so if they are at school for 9/10 … Continue reading Mental Health in Schools (Trigger Warning)

Not Sick Enough

It's a highly anticipated fact that people within the mental health community have to constantly fight against the stigmas that are constantly being pushed onto them by society. Most of this stigmas make mental illnesses seem as if they're not a big deal, and make numerous jokes about them. This type of stigma causes those … Continue reading Not Sick Enough

Defining Beauty

The whole world is obsessed on the definition of what beauty is and it gives outrageous standards that something must be perfect in order to be considered as beautiful, but why not get rid of this concept of what beauty is and simply celebrate people for who they are? The definition of beautiful, is as … Continue reading Defining Beauty

Mental Health Education

Education is a huge part of everyone's life. Whether it be English, Science, Mathematics or any other subject that you may find on your school timetable, education serves as a force for how our world continues to function. School is most commonly known as the place where people get the most education. All the way … Continue reading Mental Health Education

Measured In Pounds

Anorexia is a common mental illness that just simply isn’t fully understood by today’s society. Many people believe that others ‘choose’ to suffer from this for attention when in true reality, this is actually a very serious mental illness. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as ‘An emotional disorder characterised by an obsessive desire to lose … Continue reading Measured In Pounds

Battling With The Brain

As some of you may or may not know, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), and so, I figured that since I haven't written a post in a fair while, this would be a better time as any right? I've watched a number of family members and essentially all my friends have to … Continue reading Battling With The Brain

The Caterpillar Became a Butterfly

Trigger warning: This blog post mentions self harm, depression and suicidal tendencies. I honestly can’t believe that I’m even sat here typing this out. I’m a fairly private person in a way that I don’t want to come across as attention seeking or any of that, however I feel that sometimes, it’s nice to find … Continue reading The Caterpillar Became a Butterfly