I’m not sure why I’m really writing this. I may never hit publish, it might just sit in my drafts forever. But as Elsa, loudly and proudly sings, let it go. Writing my feelings down always seems easier than talking about them. Since my teens I have suffered from low self-esteem. I know that we all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves. I was then diagnosed as having depression and anxiety, which has continued…

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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’m sure by now you have probably seen, either on twitter or facebook people talking about the new Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why. A quick google search will bring up endless articles on why you should and shouldn’t be watching the show. I would just like to say, please do not read any further if you are triggered by any of the following subjects – bullying, rape, mental health, self-harm,  suicide, depression, revenge porn, drink driving. All of these topics…

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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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