365 Days Of Self Care

While browsing aimlessly on Facebook, I came across a post by the Blurt Foundation from about a week ago, which invites people to take part in the #365daysofselfcare challenge. The idea is to do at least one thing for yourself to make you feel calm, safe or just simply happy every day. Now I’d love to give this a go. If I can love myself at least once a day for a year, I’m sure I can do it for an even longer period of time. Of course, this is a challenge. There are going to be days when I completely … Read more…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016: You Don’t Have To Fight It Alone.

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW16) is between 16th and 22nd of May, and this year is following the theme of relationships Find out more about MHAW16 here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week I am supporting MHAW16, especially because of this theme. When you have the support of friends and family, and have someone to turn to when you are struggling, it can make the road to recovery not so bumpy. A lot of mental illnesses make people feel isolated, and it can be difficult to know what is going on in your own mind. It can be even more difficult trying to explain these feelings … Read more…

Dating Someone With Mental Illness – How To Help

You meet the perfect one. Beautiful, charming, funny. You feel the connection and want to spend your time with this person, because they are just amazing. Then, they tell you something. They have depression, anxiety or both of them. But they seem so happy. How could they possibly be so ill? What will that mean to the relationship? What use would I be if they are suicidial or having a panic attack? The simple truth is, unless you’ve been through a similar experience, it can be hard to really understand what your significant other is going through. But trust me, … Read more…