If you follow me on other social media platforms or have been following my blog closely, you may already know most of the stuff I’m about to write for this week’s post. However, I’m aware that not everyone will so this is basically an overall update on both my blog and my life away from … Continue reading Life & Blog Update
I always have a book on the go no matter how long it takes me to read it and, at the moment, that book just so happens to be Hector and the Search for Happiness. You may have heard of it before: it might be something you've already read yourself or you've seen the film, the … Continue reading What makes me Happy?
I was a bit unsure about going ahead and publishing this post after last week’s. To explain it briefly, after watching a programme by the BBC’s Panorama on the antidepressant, Sertraline, I was left feeling very rattled and disheartened. I won’t go into it any more than that but if you want to read my … Continue reading A Journey: Coming off Medication
Dear Panorama, This letter contains my response to your programme that was aired last night: A Prescription for Murder. I am writing it from the position of someone who has been taking Sertraline for at least a year and a half of their life but also from a professional position as a Trainee Counsellor. I … Continue reading Dear Panorama: My Response
Recently, I feel like my blog posts have taken a different path; instead of trying to fight my OCD, I have been working on accepting that part of myself. However, although I work really hard to do this, there is always, inevitably, a part of me that wants OCD to be gone, to change into … Continue reading That Light Bulb Moment
So, this is a bonus post for this week! But I realised that my blog looks a little different now and, if you don’t follow me on Twitter, then I am keeping many people in the dark! This is a post to explain a little bit more about what I am trying to do with … Continue reading Bonus Blog Post: New Ideas!
When you are experiencing ‘symptoms’ of a mental health illness, it’s a scary thing; you don’t know what’s happening and you can’t explain it to other people. For example, when I was struggling with depression, I had no idea what was going on. I knew something wasn’t right but I couldn’t put my finger on … Continue reading Labels, Diagnosis & Mental Health
Ok, that might be a little bit of a dramatic title for this post but what I want to do is look at the big M word. That's right. Muffins. No obviously not- it's mindfulness. Everybody I seem to meet is familiar with this concept. It's like the latest trend that everybody wants a piece … Continue reading Mindfulness: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
In the spirit of Time to Change’s hashtag this week: #iwantyoutoknow, I am going to use this post to share what I want other people to know about me and mental health in general. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find them on twitter here. They want to hear from … Continue reading I Want You to Know…
If you read my previous post last week, you’ll know that I have now finished my counselling course. This post is a (kind of) follow on from that and a post I sure would’ve loved to have read back when I finished my undergraduate degree. It’s for all you graduates (or soon to be) that have … Continue reading The Best is Yet to Come