Breaking the Silence Against Mental Health

I have learned a lot on my journey of self-awareness. It’s taken many days of battling with depression, grief, and shame with small breaks of crying, deep therapy, and breakthroughs. It’s been a difficult journey to get where I am right now, but I still have a lot of work to do. One of the … Read moreBreaking the Silence Against Mental Health

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

Depression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad … Read moreDepression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

The Scales Of Wants & Needs

The Weigh Scales Of Wants & Needs This post is dedicated to the happy the hungry, the hopeful one and the helpless one.  Oh, what a difference a year makes!  About two weeks ago or maybe more I was asked to conduct a blog post on the difference between what a person wants vs what … Read moreThe Scales Of Wants & Needs

The Impressions We Leave

I can think back to when I was a little girl, around about 7 and I was sat at a table with my friends in the canteen at school and they all had finished their lunches. I heard one say “shall we go?” and another looked at me and said “sorry, *insert my name here*” … Read moreThe Impressions We Leave

Supporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues

I initially created this blog to share my mental health experiences with others. I hoped to seek a connection with others, break the stigma against mental health issues, and start conversations about topics such as self-harm and depression. However, all of my blogs neglect something that I believe is absolutely important for those with mental … Read moreSupporting your Friend with Mental Health Issues

The Importance of Support and Trust

I discussed in my last blog post about a need for validation. When you have trust issues, depression, anxiety, and you mix it in with loneliness, it’s a recipe for disaster. Not trusting people, but always being lonely leads some, like me, to constantly seek out validation from others. There is a need to be … Read moreThe Importance of Support and Trust

The Need for Validation

It is pretty general information these days that I suffer from mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. I have tried over the last year to explain to people around me what these mean, how they affect me, and how no one should be afraid to talk about these mental illnesses and others. Despite my efforts, … Read moreThe Need for Validation

The un-friendship Zone

What are fake noodles called? Imposter! Do you know what the un-friendship zone is? Its that moment when you get the who is this response message after saying hello to a so-called-friend. Then you get the which Judy or which Nick is this afterwards. I didn’t want to come across as being salty because of … Read moreThe un-friendship Zone

Soul Mates, sometimes you don’t know you have them.

I remember being 17 years old, sitting in a car with my Two best friends at the time, A Skater that I’d just got to know who was a Guy called Joe, and my best friend from school Sam (affectionately known as Joey) discussing how we couldn’t wait to meet girls but this wasn’t done … Read moreSoul Mates, sometimes you don’t know you have them.