Health

A place where I discuss mental and physical health

At the end of September I attended a blogging conference. Now I realise this is a weird way to start given the title of this post. What does a blogging conference have to do with periods? Well at that conference I met the lovely people from Wear White Again. During the day they were offering free manicures to help promote the hashtag #aminumber5. I was lucky enough to get my nails done, which was actually my first ever time! I love them. …

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This week is Mental Health awareness week. I’ve spoken briefly about my history in this post but thought now would be a good time to talk about it more. I will add a trigger warning here. Some of the things I am going to talk about might need it. We all have mental health. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think,…

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I make no secret of the fact that I have, in the past struggled with depression and self harm. The scars still remain, both physically and mentally. Which is why I feel that #timetotalk day is very important. Talking about mental health is one of the best things we can do. At the moment, too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless by other people’s reactions. But talking about mental health doesn’t need to be…

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organisation, ‘if we don’t act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally.’ If you have read any of my posts lately you will know that I have experience, both past and present, with depression. I think it’s extremely important that people talk about mental health. It shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of. You all probably know someone who has/does currently suffer from it. You might yourself,…

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I should probably start this post off with a little warning. This post is an extremely personal one, and one that I have been trying to decide if I should write or not. I’ve decided that I should. There might be someone out there that has been or will go through a similar thing. I apologise in advance for the long ramble you might be about to read. I wrote this on September 5th. It also explains my absence from this…

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