I Don’t Know What To Do

Things have been a bit tough for me recently. Actually that's a lie. Things have been pretty damn awful for me recently. Not through any outward situation, just the things that are going on in my head. I'm still trying to adjust to the fact I have a personality disorder rather than anxiety and depression. … Continue reading I Don’t Know What To Do

The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Sometimes in life priorities can get blurred. It happens to all of us, and in my experience especially to those with mental health problems. I have a tendency to put other people's needs and happiness before my own, but recently I have realised that it's OK to say no to other people and focus on … Continue reading The Importance of Looking After Yourself

Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

I have struggled with mental health problems since I was a teenager. I was always told that it was depression and anxiety, but over the past year as I have done more research into these illnesses I have come to realise that this can't be the case. My symptoms and what I experience don't fit … Continue reading Dealing with my recent rediagnosis

Anxiety is more than hyperventilating

When people talk about anxiety attacks they are usually talking about hyperventilating, sweating and nausea - a panic attack. It's horrible. But there are many other types of anxiety attacks that get glossed over, ignored or put down to personality traits or moods. Not only do I think this is incredibly unfair, I also think … Continue reading Anxiety is more than hyperventilating

HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH | ARORA’S STORY

WELCOME TO WEEK 4 OF MY HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERIES. THIS EVENING BLOGGER ARORA APPLEBY IS TALKING ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE OF GAINING HELP FOR HER MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND SELF HARM. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. Ever since I was 13, I have struggled with … Continue reading HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH | ARORA’S STORY

Let’s talk about Panic Disorder

So around 18 months ago my doctor diagnosed me with panic disorder. Well that's what my medical record states, at the time she advised me about meditation and relaxation techniques, and explained how helpful natural remedies like rescue remedy and chamomile tea could be to help aid stress. It wasn't until I started seeing my … Continue reading Let’s talk about Panic Disorder

Help For Mental Health | Ciara’s Story

Welcome to week 3 of my help for mental health series. This evening I'm joined by a brilliant blogger friend - Ciara - who's talking about her experience of gaining help for her mental health struggles. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. I'm Ciara, and I blog over … Continue reading Help For Mental Health | Ciara’s Story

Help For Mental Health | My Story

WELCOME TO WEEK 1 OF MY HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERIES. TODAY I'M TALKING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE OF GAINING HELP FOR MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES. For those of you who aren't aware, as part of my recent illness I have been referred to the community mental health team (CMHT).  So to raise awareness of the mental … Continue reading Help For Mental Health | My Story

My Mental Health Story | Living with depression and panic disorder

"The more you talk about it, the more you explain it, the more likely it is that people will understand it and accept it." As you requested on Twitter, here is my vlog about my mental health story so far. If you'd like to know more about my time as an inpatient, my coping mechanisms … Continue reading My Mental Health Story | Living with depression and panic disorder