Exercise & Mental Illness: Pole Dancing

I have never believed that exercise could help my anxiety or depression. I have spent months meditating daily, attended CBT and thrown myself into practicing mindfulness - but for some reason I have never placed any hope on exercise. I have heard all of the success stories, "My sister runs to keep her anxiety away"… Continue reading Exercise & Mental Illness: Pole Dancing

Turning 20: Onwards and Upwards

Today is my birthday and I am over the moon to say that. Some may think I am being egoistical, but turning 20 is extremely important to me. On my last birthday, I remember feeling overwhelming depressed, but at that time in my life I kept those feelings to myself. A year later, I am… Continue reading Turning 20: Onwards and Upwards

A day in the life of an anxiety sufferer

For almost a year, I have lived with a severe anxiety disorder and I don't think people truly understand how challenging that can be. My anxiety affects everything; from the moment I wake up to when I fall asleep I am battling my anxious thoughts. I wanted to share how a typical day for me… Continue reading A day in the life of an anxiety sufferer

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