Why It’s Time We Opened Up About Mental Health

How comfortable would you feel about opening up about your mental health to a doctor or even a close friend or relative? Many of us don’t think twice about going to the surgery with backache or flu, but when it comes to psychological symptoms, we’re much more guarded. The truth is that one in four […]

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Little-Known Symptoms of Depression

Those who have never experienced depression may think that the diagnosis of the condition is simple. A sufferer feels depressed, and… well, surely that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? Of course, a low mood is a vital requirement for a depression diagnosis, but the condition also has a number of other symptoms. It’s more than […]

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I’ve Not Been Entirely Honest…

I’ve spoken about my mental health a few times before and I’ve been more open to you guys than I have with my own GP. I was diagnosed with severe depression and memory loss a couple of years ago (but have been living with it for much longer) but I’ve never been completely honest with […]

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NHS and Private Care Story | What’s Your Story?*

While the NHS are amazing, they really do make a difference, sadly every time I’ve ever been in a hospital or received care more than just getting a simple prescription, it’s been a horrible experience. Most of my family work for the NHS and I know how tiring the hours are. One of my sisters […]

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Feel Stress Free with Thrive

*This post is in association with Thrive I quite openly talk about my mental health on my blog and after keeping it secret for many years, it is something I’m relatively new at. As you may know, I have been diagnosed with severe depression, memory loss and I suffer with dissociation and anxiety. I struggle […]

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What (My) Depression Feels Like

Often, reading about other people’s depression and mental health helps me on my road to getting better and writing about it helps a lot too. A lot of the time I struggle to express what I feel, how I feel and what I don’t, so reading about other people’s stories allows me to shout, “THAT’S […]

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Me, My Depression & I | History of My MH

I realised today that I have never spoken much about my depression or my history of it, whereas I have touched on the topic and spoken about my depression induced memory loss. Writing is very much one of my key self-care things. It allows me to express and put down in words how I feel […]

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