The Other Side to Mental Health

Over the years I have become more comfortable with talking about my mental health, specifically my anxiety. It’s something more relatable. Everyone has experienced anxiety about an exam, or moving house, or a job interview. It’s easier to explain that Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an intensified version of that, where everything is seen asContinue reading “The Other Side to Mental Health”

Anxiety is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl of the Mental Health World

It is now commonplace to see posts in the media about “improving your mental health”, with a strange obsession over mindfulness and yoga, eating clean and being teetotal. Whilst this advice is stellar for the average Joe Bloggs, it doesn’t really do much for those of us with long term conditions. You’ll hear celebrities tellContinue reading “Anxiety is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl of the Mental Health World”

Why I believe it’s important to talk about mental health

Trigger warning: discussion of suicide I was 15 when I was first diagnosed with a mental health condition, actually I was diagnosed with two; GAD and MDD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. I had been suffering for a long time, and the doctors retrospectively diagnosed me from around the age of 12, atContinue reading “Why I believe it’s important to talk about mental health”