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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…

Pressure and Expectations

Often success appears as a fleeting, momentary occurrence, present only briefly before my mind moves onto the next thing I have yet to achieve or something else that I’m not doing so well on. It’s never been about pausing and taking the time to enjoy my own victories, however small or large they may be.…

Another side of depression

Hi everyone, today’s post is from a friend on their personal experience of depression and anxiety; I have been dealing with my issues for as long as I can remember. Depression and anxiety seem so integral to who I am as a person now that I cannot think of a time when they were not…

Eating Disorders

Hi everyone. This week will feature 3 guest posts talking about the issue of Bulimia through their eyes. Hopefully these posts will help people not only dealing with the issue of eating disorders but those who are helping others deal with this issue. I have an eating disorder. That was tough to write. They’re sneaky…

Borderline Personality Disorder: The grey between the lines

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s blog post is from a friend about dealing with borderline personality disorder. I was diagnosed (reluctantly) as having Borderline Personality Disorder at the age of 18, following an attempt to end my life. My ultimate goal was to stop feeling all those overwhelming emotions – I’d had enough of being let down, I’d…

Depression.

Hi everyone, I hope these blogs have been somewhat relatable and possibly even helpful. Feel free to send us a comment on your thoughts! Today’s blog is from a friend who wanted to talk a bit about how they deal with depression:   I have been suffering through varying degrees of depression for about half of…

Body Image

So I want to talk about body image. I can wholeheartedly put my hand up and say that this is something I struggle with on a daily basis. It’s hard not to. Everywhere you look there is someone telling you “Don’t eat that, you’ll gain weight” or “Eat this new, super-grain we’ve supposedly found that…