If you've been depressed before, it's likely that you're like me and you worry about becoming depressed again. Time and time again, you over-analyse how you feel and worry that the depression is coming back, or maybe it's here, or maybe it never left. Stop. Breathe. This post is just as much for you as… Continue reading Worrying About Depression Returning
I'm a bit lazy I'm hardworking and a trier, this is true. But I'm also lazy. If people ever want to "do things" I often can't be bothered to. This is why I'm unfit. This is why I'm socially inept (among other reasons). I'd just rather stay sat on the sofa or lying in bed.… Continue reading My 5 Life Confessions
When I say "struggling with mental health," I don't just mean "mental illness", as someone can suffer from poor mental health without having a diagnosed (or diagnosable) illness. Mental Health and Mental Illness are two different things, though linked; much in the same way as Physical Health and Physical Illnesses or Disabilities. Firstly, there is no… Continue reading What to Say to Someone Struggling with Their Mental Health
I had a (small) panic attack Sunday night. I was crying, sweating, thinking a million things at once, breathing rapidly, and shaking. My chest was tight. I felt out of control. And it wasn't nice. It wasn't fun. I hadn't had a panic in a while, so I did beat myself up for it having… Continue reading What My Panic Attack Taught Me
Remember the social pressures that we all face: Will I be liked? Will I be accepted? Will I be understood? Am I funny enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? - and then times that by like ten for someone with social anxiety...it's not a nice feeling to deal with regularly.