The Christmas period can be bittersweet. On one hand, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’; families get together, the house is decorated with lights, glitter and winter garlands, there is always a mince pie and sherry on the go and there’s no need for excuses when it comes to watching festive films back-to-back.… Continue reading Managing your mental health at Christmas: 5 go-to tactics
** I apologise in advance if some of this is difficult to read or to understand. I've tried for six years to explain what it's like to suffer with dissociation and for the most part, I've had little success. Putting into words an out-of-body experience which is so all-encompassing, is incredibly difficult.** Imagine you’re walking… Continue reading Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder
If we were prescribed a course of antibiotics to treat an infection, the question of whether or not to take the tablets probably wouldn’t cross our minds. After all, medication is designed to make us feel better, right? Why then, is it such a different story when tablets are being prescribed to treat our mental… Continue reading Why do we see antidepressants as the enemy?
Hello! It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. Or, let’s say, it’s been quite a while since I actually published a blog post that I’ve written; over the past two months, I’ve probably started over ten posts which I just haven’t had the words to finish. I guess that’s what… Continue reading Sorry for going AWOL!
Admittedly, up until a few days ago, I'd never heard of the Liebster Award, but when The Thought Scroll nominated me for it, I thought it would only be rude not to accept! As far as I understand, the idea is that you answer the 11 questions set by your nominator and then you set your own questions… Continue reading The Liebster Award
So you’ve survived exam season, collected your results and you’ve been offered a place at your chosen University - Congratulations!. Once all of the Results Day celebrations die down and the time comes to start writing packing lists, filling in registration forms and getting your head around the idea of living in a new city… Continue reading Surviving Freshers’ week (and beyond!) with a pre-existing mental health condition
Before I struggled with my mental health the thought of a predictable day or a weekend plan booked months in advance, filled me with dread. Pre-planning killed the excitement and I hated the idea of being tied down to plans with no room for spontaneity. I had no idea what career path I wanted to… Continue reading ‘R’ is for Routine