Buck teeth: Dealing with Insecurities

As a child I was always complimented on my teeth, but after they fell out, I never expected them to come in like they did. I was 1mm away from being classified as having "Serious Dental Issues", I'm not entirely sure what that entails, but it doesn't sound good. I was extremely self-conscious of my… Continue reading Buck teeth: Dealing with Insecurities

Addiction: Treatment & Stigma

I've recently been learning about addiction and some of the things I have heard have shocked me, especially the statistics.¬†Alcohol and drug detoxification can be fatal - you can't go cold turkey by yourself if you are severely addicted. Medical care is essential for a safe recovery from addiction, but due to the lack of… Continue reading Addiction: Treatment & Stigma

Living in Acute Crisis: My Experiences

Not everyone will have experienced depression and anxiety, although 1 in 4 will struggle with their mental health in their lifetime, and in order to raise awareness, everyone needs to understand mental illness. It can be hard to support something that you don't relate to, therefore I will share my experiences in an attempt to… Continue reading Living in Acute Crisis: My Experiences

Depressed or Dramatic?: Triggered

Nothing frustrates me more than people implying that mental illness is nothing more than an exaggeration of normal emotions. When you struggle on a daily basis to function, as a direct result of your mental illness, people belittling your condition can shock you. There seems to be a widespread belief that admitting mental illness is… Continue reading Depressed or Dramatic?: Triggered

Instagram vs Reality: The Truth Behind the Pictures

After I shared my website with friends and family, a family friend told me that she was surprised to hear I had been suffering, as on social media I appeared to be doing fine. That really made me think; you only share the highlights of your life and this could be due to a variety… Continue reading Instagram vs Reality: The Truth Behind the Pictures

Farewell Summer: My Recovery Continues

This has been the most transformative, progressive and positive three months of my life! Having such a great amount of time off for summer has been invaluable for my recovery and I don't want it to end! Tomorrow, I begin my third year at University which is terrifying. Whilst I cannot wait to see my… Continue reading Farewell Summer: My Recovery Continues

Surviving the Academic Year: Keep Mentally Healthy

Universities, colleges and schools are all starting back around this time and, like many others, I am apprehensive about returning to such an intense work load. Last year, I struggled with my mental health whilst I was at University and instead of making postive changes to my life, in an effort to cope better, I… Continue reading Surviving the Academic Year: Keep Mentally Healthy

My New Puppy: Emotional Support Animals

Last week, I brought home Joe - the new addition to my family. Joe is a 8 week old, black Cockapoo and he is gorgeous. Having been scared of dogs my whole life, the decision to get a dog really surprised a lot of people in my life. However, hearing about emotional support animals changed… Continue reading My New Puppy: Emotional Support Animals

Benefits of a Strong Support Network

The way I handle bad days this year compared to last year is like night and day. I no longer keep it to myself as I know I have people I can talk to, who always makes me feel better.¬†Furthermore, acknowledging how you are feeling instead of trying to bury the negativity deep down, makes… Continue reading Benefits of a Strong Support Network

Abuse: Are you a victim?

Every week two women in England or Wales, are murdered by their partner or by their ex. That is a shocking statistic and I believe more should be done about this frightening issue. 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse at one point in their life, and this can have devastating effects. An additional three… Continue reading Abuse: Are you a victim?