I’m not usually one for writing about the death of famous people, however, this one hurts. Nearly everyone in their 20’s, 30’s and even 40’s will know who Linkin Park are. Last night at about 7:30 pm as I was looking at twitter I saw a tweet from TMZ. It announced that the lead singer – Chester Bennington had been found dead from an apparent suicide. I immediately looked at the other music related accounts I follow. Nothing. Thank god,…

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I’ve been feeling quite down lately, both about myself and blogging. I spend an awful lot of time comparing myself to others. I know I shouldn’t do it but it’s so hard not to. I’ve been finding it hard to get motivated to write, which is weird as I have a billion things I want to write about. I just cannot find the words. I’ve even lost interest in reading other blogs which is something I used to love doing. Before…

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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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