Mental Health — Mental Health

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Anxiety Mental Health Mental Health Awareness

Author: Emily White Instagram: Blog: Mental health, mental illness, mental wellness, emotional wellbeing, self-care, grounding, CBT, words I now hear almost every day. It’s incredible, the ever- increasing conversation and awareness around this topic. What’s NOT so amazing? The lack of distinguishing between the peaks and troughs of every human's mental health, and the darkest ‘trough’ of struggling with a long term mental illness. We all have ‘days’: happy, sad days, days where you feel the whole world is against you or can’t find anything about yourself you love. Where your relationship with food is not quite ‘balanced’, you ‘do a...

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A Bubble

Anxiety Mental Health Mental Health Awareness Self Care

Author: Anon                           To put it pleasantly, in the day of me it can be very disconcerting. The constant back and forth and the indecision. To have such small things intensely sweep you off your feet can be enfeebling in every aspect that applies to life itself. Comprehending what’s going on inside the cage is always an ongoing battle, having to spar with the inner voice, either knocking you or making you second guess every decision you make or may have made. Not being able to go about...

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Food And Mental Health

Mental Health Mental Health Awareness Vegan Diet

Author: Lisa B Blog: Trigger warning: this post talks about food, diets, weight, and exercise. If you have a history of disordered eating please take care when reading this post, and do not make any significant dietary changes without consulting a professional or someone you trust first. If you find yourself fixating on food or exercise and you feel it is impacting your wellbeing or life in general, please speak to your doctor for professional advice. * * * * We’ve all rolled our eyes at the people on social media who insist one of several hundred different diets will...

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Becoming Friends With My Anxiety

Anxiety Mental Health Wellness

I have had a constant companion for almost two years. Sometimes it was so oppressive I couldn’t leave home, often so mild I could almost forget it. Always present. But for a long time, I didn’t know what to call this thing, this shadow which followed me everywhere. It was my psychologist who formally introduced us about six months ago. By that time, this shadow had followed me for more than a year. I knew things weren’t right and I desperately wanted to fix it but didn’t know how to do it. My GP referred me to Cathy, my psychologist,...

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How To Deal With A Bad Mental Health Day

Mental Health

Author: Ruth A Blog: Since being diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2018, I’ve come a long way. Through a combination of counselling and medication, I am feeling much better. There are, however, still plenty of days that trip me up. My brain feels clouded, and I can’t think straight. The familiar, but unwelcome, voice of my mental illness creeps in to tear me apart. There are a few strategies I’ve found to make these days bearable. Accept it Accept it, for exactly what it is. A bad DAY. It doesn’t have to become a bad week, month or year....

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