Since I last blogged, World Suicide Prevention Day has been and gone but I wanted to share with you what it’s got me reflecting on this week. I am someone who has no history of suicidal ideation or behaviour myself but that’s not to say there haven’t been times when I’ve felt that life has … Continue reading Holding onto Hope
Hello everyone! It's been really weird not blogging for a good couple of weeks, I've missed it! If you read my last post, this has been because I was away for a week at the fabulous Edinburgh Fringe festival and then had my hand in date for my dissertation which is thankfully all done, submitted … Continue reading Edinburgh Fringe: Mental Health Show Reviews
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