Life & Stuff

Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

I’ve never been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. I’ve only been diagnosed officially with social anxiety. But I feel like I’m scared of everything. Scared of life itself. Maybe it’s because life is social. So to have social anxiety means to be scared every time you leave your home, no matter what for... Here are… Continue reading Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

This week has been National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or anyone that you know has been experiencing suicidal thoughts or hopelessness or suffering in any way, please reach out for help. Samaritans Hours: Available 24 hours. Call 116 123 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ For Suicide Prevention Week, I wanted to talk about how we as a society… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

We’re all different with different needs and different ways of going after things that are important to us. But for many of us, taking care of ourselves is something we want (hopefully that’s all of us!) but we don’t take it seriously enough.  First things first I'm writing this as a 25-year-old, diagnosed with social… Continue reading How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”

*WARNING: potential triggers* I'm a thinker. My personality type is INFJ. I'm highly introverted and intuitive. I like to think. I can't help but think. I contemplate life, people, meanings, and depth. My mind is geared this way. But it's a hard way to live. If you're not careful, thinking too much can be your… Continue reading For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Our society's fear of truth and pain and realness and emotions and depth divides us. It separates us and says "you feel your bad feelings and I'll lighten the mood because I'm afraid of feeling it with you." It denies empathy and keeps things at an arm's length. This is why I hate it. If… Continue reading Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

Honest Life Update: Anxiety, Low Mood & Confusion (Podcast)

I want to always be honest with you guys and so, to be honest, I've not been too great lately. With anxiety, regular low moods, and confusion about my circumstances, I haven't been myself. And so, I wanted to explain why and also share my thoughts about the decline in mental health, empathy, and honesty… Continue reading Honest Life Update: Anxiety, Low Mood & Confusion (Podcast)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

I've felt my mental health slipping lately. As someone who has suffered high anxiety (clinically diagnosed social anxiety) and depression several times, I fear the low moods that crop up too often are a warning sign of the inevitable: my depression returning. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Negative emotions are just as valid and… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Poetry · Think About It

Poem for World Suicide Prevention Day

*TRIGGER WARNING* If all you did was get out of bed today, There is no judgement here. If you wanted to cry and scream and you did, There is no judgement here. If you failed and you’re in deep pain, There is no judgement here. If you quit and you’re ashamed, There is no judgement… Continue reading Poem for World Suicide Prevention Day