Body Dysmorphia And Me: What You Need To Know

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash I spent hours in the gym working out building muscle. I weighed 95 kilos. Loads of people commented on how big I had become, I cut an impressive figure to some. I was incredibly strong. Yet when I looked in the mirror I saw myself as thin … Continue reading Body Dysmorphia And Me: What You Need To Know

Our Minds Need To Be Explored

Photo by Eutah Mizushima on Unsplash I like to imagine that our minds are a little bit like a jungle. At first glance, they can appear to be quite scary places. We perceive them filled with strange and frightening creatures, dense and impenetrable; places not to be ventured into lightly. We may be scared by … Continue reading Our Minds Need To Be Explored

Tracing The Roots Of My Anxiety

Photo by Jacob Buchhave on Unsplash Many mental health issues do not simply appear out of the blue. In lots of instances, their root causes can be traced back to specific events or periods in our lives. This is certainly the case with me and my anxiety. As part of the recovery process, I spent … Continue reading Tracing The Roots Of My Anxiety

Suicide Is No Longer Just A Word To Me

Photo by Kat J on Unsplash I am remembering my friend Andy. He would have been 55 in August. I almost can’t imagine him at that age as my fondest memories of him when he was in his late 20s and early 30s. He isn’t celebrating his birthday today because at 33 years old, he … Continue reading Suicide Is No Longer Just A Word To Me

The Worst Phrase In The English Language?

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash Feeling depressed? ‘Just get over it’ Feeling anxious? ‘Just get over it’ This phase is the last thing a person suffering from a mental health issue wants or needs to hear and is the last thing that someone talking to a person with an issue ever should say. So … Continue reading The Worst Phrase In The English Language?