Essential Oils for Depression & Anxiety

Many people that suffer from depression and anxiety aren't keen on taking medication and prefer using natural remedies, if possible. This is understandable - taking chemicals to change the levels of neurotransmitters in your brain is quite terrifying, therefore we want to find a less invasive method that works. Furthermore, sometimes pills don't provide full… Continue reading Essential Oils for Depression & Anxiety

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

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

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

Bulimia: What it is and What to do

Bulimia is a fairly well-known eating disorder; people may assume that it only involves eating sweets and throwing up afterwards - but it is so much more than that. In addition, due to society's opinion that throwing up is disgusting, it can be much harder to admit you suffer from this condition than others. You… Continue reading Bulimia: What it is and What to do

Why you need a Happiness Planner

At the end of last year, when I was drowning in depression, I seen an advert for The Happiness Planner, which appealed to me since I desperately wanted to be happy. I am very wary of buying things which claim to improve your life, but after browsing their website I decided to get one -… Continue reading Why you need a Happiness Planner

The Secret to Recovery

Recovering from a mental illness is excruciatingly hard, but it is possible, and it is easier than living with a mental illness. You can throw expensive doctors, stays in hospital and self-help books at the problem but unless you want to, you can't get better.¬†To recover you need to be willing; you need to want… Continue reading The Secret to Recovery