*GUEST POST* Last week was mental health awareness week and I was sitting at work inside a prison.
With festival season fast approaching I thought it would be a good time to discuss how to look after your mental health during a festival.
Last weekend I had a me day at home and didn't leave the house once. To me, these days are vital for my mental health. They allow me to rest and calm my mind. One of the many films I watched was Girls Trip.
The aim of my blog is to lift the weight off mental health and make it easier for people to talk about. I hope that by sharing my experiences it will give others the confidence to do so too. A few things have happened to me this week that have really blown me away.
After the last few weeks of writing about what anxiety and depression are I thought I would write about what to do if you suffer with anxiety and/or depression.
A few weeks ago I wrote about what anxiety is to me so this week I thought I would do the same for depression.
Let me start by saying that everyone experiences anxiety differently. But in a recently Instagram poll I did you said you wanted to learn more about my experience so here goes...
How many of you look at peoples Instagram profiles and compare your bodies, hair and lifestyles to theirs? I'm guess quite a few of you?
Let's talk about emotional support animals (ESAs); a companion animal that a medical professional has determined provides benefit for an individual with a disability.
I am writing this right now having one of those days. You know the ones where you just feel like crap and you don't know why.
Lat week I wrote a post called Metal Methods which included a section about balance. After a few years of trying to balance the scales I wanted to share my experience of doing so.
It is crazy to me that even with the medical advances of today we still don't fully understand what anti-depressants do to our brain and yet so many people take them.
A few people have asked me "what is counselling?" and "what happens in a session?". So I thought I would write about my experiences with counselling to answer the questions that some people might be afraid to ask.