How to Recover from Depression

Recovering from a mental illness like depression can seem incredibly daunting; there are no quick programs, which may be due to the highly individualised presentation of the disorder. Or this may be due to lack of available treatment. But everything is easier with a plan - even if that plan may be a very rough guideline.… Continue reading How to Recover from Depression

Xanax: What it actually is

Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug from the benzodiazepine family, is increasingly to blame for drug deaths. Its' calming and sedative effects are desirable, however, the harm it does to those who take it is less so. Benzodiazepines are extremely prevalent amongst drug deaths, with benzos present in 49% of drug deaths. Drug deaths have more than… Continue reading Xanax: What it actually is

Forgiveness: A form of self-love

In life, we all come across situations that hurt us and forgiveness seems incomprehensible, however, holding onto such negative emotion is solely detrimental to yourself. To forgive is to rid yourself of pain. Harbouring hurt can impact your mental health which is dangerous; your health is everything you have. This is much easier said than done,… Continue reading Forgiveness: A form of self-love

The New Pressures Children Face

It's Children's Mental Health week; a week dedicated to raising awareness of how mental health issues can affect young people and the scarily increasing incidence makes this crucial. Some people may refuse to believe that children can suffer from depression and stress and the way to tackle ignorance is through education. Children in this modern… Continue reading The New Pressures Children Face

Sadfishing: Are mental health issues attention-seeking?

In the past decade, we have seen an improvement in the attitude towards mental health issues, nevertheless, there is still a lot of stigma persisting. In order to raise awareness and promote acceptability of mental illness, those who suffer need to come forward and share their stories. This is a great comfort to sufferers who… Continue reading Sadfishing: Are mental health issues attention-seeking?

Anorexia: What it really is

Anorexia nervosa is potentially the most well-known eating disorder, however, there are many misconceptions about this disorder. With 1 in 100 individuals suffering from anorexia in the UK, you most likely know (or know of) someone who has battled this disease. This disease is a lot more than a restricted diet - the sufferer will… Continue reading Anorexia: What it really is

Am I Pretty Yet?: Body Dysmorphia

Ten years ago, the glossy magazines filled with highly edited images of supermodels were considered very damaging to the self-esteem of women. Nowadays, with the advent of photoshop apps which are readily available for the regular girl to use, there is even more pressure to look perfect; skin is smoothed; teeth are whitened and body… Continue reading Am I Pretty Yet?: Body Dysmorphia

New Year Resolutions: positive & healthy

New Year Resolutions are often short-lived and meaningless. However, I think having targets is extremely beneficial in life - if you aim for the moon, then you'll land in the stars. I set goals constantly and having a clear image of what I want to achieve keeps me determined. Although, my love for meeting targets… Continue reading New Year Resolutions: positive & healthy

The Real Christmas Miracle: Depression Recovery

Last Christmas, I was battling very severe depression and it took all my strength to get through each and every day. I felt terrified at the thought of my family coming over for Christmas dinner because I just didn't want to socialise - I didn't think I actually could. But it was Christmas  so instead… Continue reading The Real Christmas Miracle: Depression Recovery

Sectarianism & Mental Health

An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind and this is exactly how the problems between Celtic and Rangers have escalated to this dangerous point. In the light of Leigh Griffiths' break from football, due to mental health issues, there has been some revolting messages regarding him on social media. When these bullies are challenged… Continue reading Sectarianism & Mental Health