How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

Photo by Marisa Howenstine on Unsplash It’s estimated that 10% of young people aged 5 to 16 have a diagnosed mental health condition. But this doesn’t account for the thousands of children who remain undiagnosed. Diagnosis isn’t an easy route. Some signs of mental illness being mistaken for ‘normal’ childhood behaviour and some children’s concerns … Continue reading How To Talk To Your Children About Mental Health

How I’m Learning To Love And Accept Myself

I’ve always had a difficult time loving the person who I am. It’s not that I don’t think I’m deserving of love— I definitely am. But I pick holes in my appearance and personality all of the time. I say things like, “I’m too boring” or “I look terrible today” instead of simply accepting myself. … Continue reading How I’m Learning To Love And Accept Myself

Agoraphobia And How To Cope With It – 3 Tips

Photo by Frame Harirak on Unsplash Agoraphobia is a debilitating condition that affects the way people live their daily lives. If you experience extreme anxiety, fear, and panic attacks at the thought of leaving your home or being in crowded spaces, there is a chance that you have agoraphobia. Agoraphobia: Some tips on how to … Continue reading Agoraphobia And How To Cope With It – 3 Tips

The Highs And Lows Of Depression

Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash The tough part about having depression is the uncertainty it brings. Will today be a bad day? Will I smile and laugh tomorrow? Will I be happy a week from today? Unfortunately, it can often feel like depression controls you rather than the other way around. So while I … Continue reading The Highs And Lows Of Depression

How I’m Coping With Social Anxiety

Photo by Hello I'm Nik/Unsplash My Experience With Social Anxiety I've struggled with social anxiety for most of my life. When I was in school people would say, "you'll come out of your shell soon enough." And I would hope they were right. Being naturally shy and quiet is tough when you're put in these … Continue reading How I’m Coping With Social Anxiety