Five Things To Do On A City Break In New York City

Five Things To Do On A City Break In New York City

Last week I travelled on a week’s holiday to New York City. New York at the end of October is usually cold and crisp as winter begins to seep in but when I arrived to a balmy 20°C I knew I was right to have packed some lighter clothes. Unusual as it was, the weather [...]

Five Mental Health Bloggers You Really Need to Follow

Little Thoughts Blog Little Thoughts Blog Hannah's blog focuses on creativity and letting her thoughts flow. She set up her blog in 2015 to let her creative ideas flow. She has written some fantastic articles on her mental health journey and since then she has helped to create the weekly mental health chat #TalkMH on [...]

One Year On, How Antidepressants Helped Me Find Myself Again

One Year On, How Antidepressants Helped Me Find Myself Again

This is clearly written and informative for anyone on the brink of taking medication for mental illnesses.

Rob Talks Mental Health

On Wednesday I will be returning to see my GP to review my medication just over a year after I began taking antidepressants to help manage my anxiety and subsequent depression.

The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 was one of the toughest periods I’ve been through with my mental health. My anxiety got a grip of me again and sent me spiralling to the point where I was struggling to get up to go to work everyday.

My condition overwhelmed me, stripped me of my confidence and stole my happiness. It ultimately led me to become depressed as I withdrew from the world and almost lost hope of getting better completely.

Despite hitting such a low, for a long time I was adamant that I did not want to treat my conditions with medication.

I had a really misguided view of medicating mental illness before my recovery that revolved around the following common irrational fears and misconceptions which I had:

1: Talking therapies…

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Let’s talk about Depression & Why is it still a taboo?

Let’s talk about Depression & Why is it still a taboo?

This is a really excellent and easy to read resource on depression!

A directory of wonderful things

Health is defined as, “a state of complete physical, MENTAL, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.”

Depression is a serious medical condition that affects the body, mind & behavior that often manifests by feelings of sadness, anger, hopelessness & pessimism.

According to WHO, more than 350 million people are suffering from depression worldwide, that’s more than the population of Russia & Bangladesh combined. It’s the leading cause of disability & close to 800,000 people commits suicide to get out of depression, and yet it’s still so hard to talk about it publicly. Why? It’s 2017, not 17th century. Even Gay marriages are legal in so many parts of the world, why is it a shame to talk about depression then?

We all suffer from mood swings, we all go through highs and lows in our lives but with some people, this ‘low’ period is prolonged…

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