Mental Health at Christmas Time | Blogmas Day Five

Christmas is just around the corner, and this time of year can be an extremely challenging time for our stress levels, and even more so for those of us that are struggling with our mental health. Our routines are disrupted, and the situations and things that we take for granted are also disrupted by the … Continue reading Mental Health at Christmas Time | Blogmas Day Five

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To The Little Girl In The Picture

To The Little Girl In The Picture,  Hey kid, I guess you could say this is a bit weird huh? Me from the future, writing to you back there on the carousel. The thing that I'm instantly drawn to every time I look at the picture, is your smile. It's so innocent. So pure and … Continue reading To The Little Girl In The Picture

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,

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

I Love You

Three words, eight letters. Yet with such small numbers, they have the ability to make someone smile, or perhaps even save a life. I've seen all around the internet that a huge number of people feel that the words, 'I love you', are thrown around far too easily at other people, however, I feel that … Continue reading I Love You

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

Dear Thirteen Year Old Me,

Dear Thirteen Year Old Me, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we’re happy, the bad news is that we’re still ‘slightly’ weird and that we still feel like an outsider but that’s okay, because that is what makes us.. us. Every smile, laugh, cry and heartbreak that you have … Continue reading Dear Thirteen Year Old Me,