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Struggling on World Mental Health Day

(Trigger warning: themes of suicide) So, it’s #WorldMentalHealthDay today, and I’m really struggling. I find this day tends to creep up on me every year, and even though it should be a good day for me to be active on my blog and social media, I always find it the hardest. This year, I have… Continue reading Struggling on World Mental Health Day

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Losing yourself (and other worries)

One thing I don’t talk about very often, especially because of this blog, is the anxiety that I feel in relation to how my mental illness presents itself to people. As we know, and if you’re reading this I would guess you do, I am happy to be open about my depression and anxiety, alongside… Continue reading Losing yourself (and other worries)

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Writing for Advocacy: Getting Started

Over the last few years, I have noticed more and more people and organisations speaking out about mental health and mental illness, with a huge part of this movement being online. Before starting my blog, I loved reading various blogs and articles confronting these issues, but never imagined myself actually writing one. I had previously… Continue reading Writing for Advocacy: Getting Started

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Confronting Self-esteem

I have dodged the topic of self-esteem in my blog recently as it is a bit of a strange one for me. On one hand, I think of myself as a confident, loud and out-going girl. I’m not really ever shy or quiet, things that we might normally associate with low self-esteem, and I open… Continue reading Confronting Self-esteem