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Emotions

I was fine… until one day I wasn’t. The depression descended on me like a dark cloud and sort of engulfed me. I almost picture (if you’ve watched it) the day after tomorrow where everyone is running away from the Tsunami before it consumes them. I felt empty, like there was no life in me.…

OCD

It’s tough watching someone you love struggle. Especially when their struggle becomes yours too. My Dad has OCD. He’s been to therapy for it and I can thankfully say that it has worked wonders. It started out as something small; little changes in his life which made him uncomfortable. As those small changes were followed…

Living with an invisible disease

I don’t even know where to start with describing this one so I’m just going to get straight to it. On the face of it when people look at me; no real skin problems, no scars, no chesty coughs, slim build and no real obvious signs of illness. Internally, I feel the complete opposite. I…

Sexual assault

What is sexual assault, some of you may ask? Well, if someone purposefully grabs or touches you in a sexual way that you don’t like, or you’re forced to do something sexual against your will, that’s sexual assault. Basically, anything sexual without consent is sexual assault. It has been four years since I was sexually…

We need to talk

So how exactly do you talk about mental health? It’s a tough one – an elephant in the room, if you’ll pardon the pun. But it’s a conversation we need to have.   If you ask me how I’m doing, the chances are you’ll get one of three answers: The “meh”: this means that I’m…

My own battle: Recovering from an attack

On a cold and bitter November morning, I was casually going about my normal routine walk, when I was stopped and asked what the time was. I naturally looked down at my watch and answered…until part way through my answer the sudden shock and realisation of being a victim of attack became apparent. In that…

Post-University Anxiety

Being a first generation immigrant I never had my parents share their stories with me or give me that pep talk about what to expect when I arrive at university. So a lot of what I expected to happen was based off of what I saw in American movies. What I expected to happen was…