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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How To Survive A Break Up

Everyone has either gone through one, or will go through one at some point in their lives, and I'm not going to sugar coat it for you. it hurts. It feels like Satan's way of destroying you completely. It's extremely common after a break up, to be feeling heart broken, lonely, confused, vulnerable and desperately … Continue reading How To Survive A Break Up

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)

Forgiveness

This past year, I've learnt a lot about forgiveness. I used to be notorious for holding grudges against those who did me wrong, and it would eat me up inside for a so many weeks, months and years, until I realised, for each and every person that I forgave, I healed a wound of my … Continue reading Forgiveness

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,

We Will Not Be Silenced

I'm assuming by now that most of you have heard about the Orlando shootings, but for some of you who haven't, I'll break it down for you. The general gist is that a gunman entered a gay nightclub in Orlando and shot dead 49 people, leaving 53 people injured. This obviously took the world by … Continue reading We Will Not Be Silenced