I never write about mental health or suicide on their designated ‘world prevention’ days or ‘awareness month’. People kill themselves 365 days of the year, and it’s about time that people start to realise that everyday is a prevention day. 365 days is a long time, and gives everyone plenty of opportunity to care, talk, or – if neither of these happen – give up. … Continue reading Suicide Prevention Day was too late for 3000 people in the U.K. It’s Time We Take Responsibility
T H E C O N C E P T The concept of repeat prescriptions is cracking. Especially for long term users: Cutting out the awkward monthly conversations with the doctor, and giving you a streamline process that simply involves making a swift phone call to order a new batch, and picking up from the chemist: you’re done for another 30 days or so. … Continue reading Repeat Prescriptions: Concept and Practice – What to Expect
A lot of people will use this blog as a little spot of readable content for their morning commute into the office. Meanwhile, a few of those people will also be looking for self help and content that reminds them they’re not alone in their struggles. Today’s post is about mine. We’re all familiar with Anxiety and Depression now, and I’ve spoken about these two things … Continue reading What is Cyclothymia?
Follow my blog with Bloglovin So you will have noticed that the blog has been extremely empty for the past month. I currently have 11 blog posts in my drafts box, and most of them haven’t even got past the title. I’ve even tried videoing this particular blog post about 4 times, only to then find that I didn’t have the right software to actually … Continue reading 7 Ways The Mental Health System Needs to Change
Waking up in the dark and heading home in the dark after a long day at the office is enough to make anyone feel a little low. Season Affective Disorder – in short, S.A.D – is a repetitive issue that causes ‘winter depression’ in the months from November onwards. It is seen as a seasonal mood change that is effected by the cold weathers, whilst … Continue reading S.A.D – Wrap Up Happy
After 2 months of unemployment, Christmas was a cheap, cheerful, and sometimes homemade festival. Knowing a few people who suffer from overthinking and anxieties, I decided to have a look online for gifts that could help keep them calm in the upcoming year. One friend had said she suffered a lot from reoccurring nightmares, and her therapist had suggested she ‘rewrites’ them when she wakes … Continue reading DIY Christmas: Nightmare Snatchers for Insomniacs
This goes out to the ones who never stop trying. Continue reading “This is for the Tryers. Never be a Quitter”
As I am venturing away on holiday tomorrow, I thought I’d share this beautiful message my Auntie sent me: https://themighty.com/2016/09/a-message-to-people-who-are-struggling-right-now/ See you when I’m back! Continue reading A little message
You are not the problem. Don’t listen to the people trying to tell you how to act and react to things they do and say. Don’t give them the time of day trying to explain yourself when they tell you to ‘not take things so personally’. Screw the ones who manipulate you into thinking you’re irrational or pathetic and wrong. The ones who make you anxious in … Continue reading This is for the ones made to feel worthless, guilty and ashamed.