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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…

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…

Bullying.

There’s that age old saying; “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. I’m not sure where this originated but I find it hard to believe that this person experienced anyone saying nasty things to them. Bullying comes in a multitude of forms. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the…