The boom and bust cycle (also known as over and under activity or persistence coping), is a cycle many of us find ourselves trapped. Chronic illness or not. It is when someone is overactive and regularly pushes past their limit, to then at a later point crash, going into extreme fatigue. Maybe getting run down … Continue reading The Boom and Bust cycle & how it affects us all
Grief is something we will all experience at some point, it's unavoidable and it's horrible. Grief can be caused by the death of someone we love, or by another type of loss like loosing a job, a pet, the deterioration of our health, moving house, or a relationship ending. But the effects are almost always … Continue reading Dealing with Grief when you have Depression and Anxiety.
September 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day, so yes, this post comes a few days late, but suicide has not yet ended, and every life is valuable. So, we need to take a few minutes to go over some things. Suicide can affect anyone at any time, and yes, it’s talked about, but not nearly … Continue reading End the Stigma to Help Others: The Suicide Discussion
Hey there, it’s been a while since I’ve had anything posted here, so it’s nice to be back! Today I wanted to take some time to go over some of the different aspects of self improvement as it is self improvement month this month! Let’s just jump right into it! I don’t think self improvement … Continue reading Self Improvement and mental health
Self esteem, confidence and the concept of beauty. I'm sure most people have heard the phrase 'Beauty is only skin deep', a phrase firstly recorded in 1613 meaning that beauty is superficial. It's possibly one of the most well known quotes about beauty, and is often meant to make people feel more confident as the … Continue reading Fake it till you make it
When I get anxious, it makes me want to puke my guts out, gag non stop and just feel sick all day to the point of just wanting to stay at home and be in bed. I know it’s not the best thing ever but it's something that I’ve dealt with like since middle school. … Continue reading Anxiety means different things for different people.
- How Equal Rights links to Better Mental Health for All. On August 26 1920, women and people of all genders were granted the right to vote in the United States. This is why August 26 was chosen as Women’s Equality Day. The right to vote is one of many rights women are often denied … Continue reading Women’s Equality Day
Loneliness is a tough conversation to have and anyone can truly be affected by it, however A 2017 UK Government study* found that 67% of disabled people have felt lonely in the past year and those with a long-term health conditions or disability were 56% more likely to report loneliness than those without. As a … Continue reading Loneliness and Disability
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week took place from 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year was Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. An interesting topic for me, as it has been something I've been thinking about a lot recently. We are all intimately aware of our own bodies; every … Continue reading Reflections after #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Comments from Bri, Jessica and Emilie What makes you hold on to a toxic friendship? For me, friendships are like a string that connects me to the world and lets me feel comfort and happiness, while I give a part of myself over to someone as well. I could never easily let someone who had … Continue reading Toxic Relationships