Mental Health Stigma – What Exactly Is It?

Photo By: Total Space/Unsplash When we talk about the stigma associated with mental health, what are we actually talking about? Where does it originate? What does it mean? And why is it so important? Essentially what we are talking about here is a failure to give the issues relating to mental health their due regard … Continue reading Mental Health Stigma – What Exactly Is It?

I Know How Hard It Is To Get Help

Photo by Ümit Bulut on Unsplash Listening to the news recently, it was disturbing to hear that gaining access to mental health counselling services in the UK can take months. From my own experience, I know how tough it can be. If you are in that position you are not alone. Please don’t give up … Continue reading I Know How Hard It Is To Get Help

Why We Need To Tackle Stress

Photo by Yosi Prihantoro on Unsplash Everybody experiences stress every so often. It is just an unfortunate part of being human. There is no way of escaping from it. However, what can be escaped from is seeing it as something to be proud of. This is essential as stress is having a detrimental effect on … Continue reading Why We Need To Tackle Stress

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