I've decided I am going to do one of these posts every month where I outline some of my favourite things of the month. January 2018. What can I say? Possibly the longest month I have ever endured (and that includes the months I did Teaching Practice!) But it was actually a very good month… Continue reading January Favourites
So I thought it was time I did a blog post on what I'm learning in therapy. I have been going to therapy consistently for over a year now. And I have learned a lot about myself and about my psychology in general. Something that recently came up was the idea that I was taking… Continue reading The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It
New York; The fashion capital of America. I saw so many amazing outfits there I couldn't wait to go try out the new Winter wear. I chose my outfits so that I would be comfortable walking around all day. We would leave the hotel at 9am and wouldn't come back until the evening time, so… Continue reading New York: What I Wore
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… Continue reading Five Things To Do On A City Break In New York City
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… Continue reading Five Mental Health Bloggers You Really Need to Follow
This is clearly written and informative for anyone on the brink of taking medication for mental illnesses.
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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This is a really excellent and easy to read resource on depression!
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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It is important to treat your mental health as well as you would treat your physical health and finding the right treatment or service for your particular issue is part of this.
Social anxiety is an issue that effects so many people, and it is something that may disguise itself as shyness or the opposite - loudness, or can even be hidden by alcoholism etc. In my case, I experience social anxiety as soon as I plan to go out with friends or in a group. It… Continue reading Minding your mental health on a night out
I started this blog mainly as a way to document my experiences of recovering from various mental health illnesses and to show people how to find a mental health service to help and support you if you are going through something similar. The idea was first presented to me by my therapist. During my early… Continue reading Why I started a blog