When I talk about mental health, I don't just mean mental illness. There's a lot that goes into mental health, so let me explain...
This Mental Health Awareness month (and week specifically), I wanted to share how we all need to get into the habit of caring about our mental health as a normal, routine part of our lives. How we can all be stronger and healthier and fitter mentally, if we only paid more attention to it... Click… Continue reading Podcast Episode: Let’s Be Mentally Strong
Here in this post, I open up about what brings on my anxiety in my life and how it started.
Most of us don't like feeling sad. It's one of the emotions that are branded as "negative" and so we avoid feeling it. In fact, we avoid it so much that we deny it. We pretend we're fine when we're not. We'd sooner lie about it than tell anyone the truth of how we feel.… Continue reading Why We Need Sadness
April is Stress Awareness Month, and so I wanted to talk all about stress: what it is, how it affects us, why we get stressed, and how we can prevent it... What is Stress (really)? In one word, I would link stress to overwhelm. It is when you're doing too much or thinking about… Continue reading Stress Awareness Month: Let’s Talk Stress
What is stuck? Paralysed by indecision, options, choice Not knowing what you should do Not knowing who you are Feeling off about something but you might not know what Feeling dissatisfied, angry, incomplete, tired, bored, unmotivated, etc. Generally not being content *Firstly, a disclaimer. I am not someone who feels particularly unstuck for myself right… Continue reading What To Do When You Feel Stuck
There's never been so much choice than there is today and I believe that this is one of the leading causes in our society's mental health decline. We have never had so much choice on careers, with university being more easily accessible, new jobs being created, being able to travel and work abroad, and being… Continue reading Decisions Are Hurting Our Health
These are books that I've read or want to read that relate to mental health or bettering your life (and in turn your mental health)... *Warning, some of these books may deal with heavy subject matter* Reasons to Stay Alive Notes on a Nervous Planet It's Kind of a Funny Story Turtles All The Way… Continue reading World Book Day: 15 Mental Health Reads
I have a complicated relationship with university as an idea, experience, and form of education alongside a place of growth. I always thought I'd go to university, do really well, make interesting new friends, and go on to become a successful author among other things. But the universe had a different plan for me. When… Continue reading University Mental Health Day: My Uni Story
Hi, my name is Hannah from the Wellbean blog. When I was younger, the word depression didn’t ever enter my vocabulary. No-one I knew suffered from depression and it just wasn’t something people spoke about (well, in my small part of the world anyway). I was 20 when I had my first major breakdown.… Continue reading GUEST POST: 5 things my depression taught me