Psychosis is something we hear a lot about, especially in the context of schizophrenia or when labelling people as 'crazy', or more obviously, 'psycho'. Do you know much about what it means to experience psychosis and what a psychotic episode might involve? Spoiler alert: it isn't split personality disorder Symptoms of psychosis Hallucinations Delusions Disordered … Continue reading So, what is Psychosis?
This Mental Health Awareness Week you will have most likely seen a lot of statistics thrown around (such as here). In case you need a refresher, here are three key ones: 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in their life. 1 in 6 people in the UK are experiencing a mental … Continue reading 6 Ways to Support Someone Who is Struggling
If you've got as far as the title of this post, you're doing great. Accepting that we are struggling and voicing it is the first, and often hardest, step to doing something about it. It can seem impossible to find somebody who understands or knows how to help you. We can be surrounded by the … Continue reading I’m Struggling With My Mental Health, What Do I Do?
1. Turn your phone off We live in a world of smart phones, social media, and instant gratification. With this comes pressure, anxiety, and a complete intolerance of uncertainty. When things are getting to you and you are feeling overwhelmed, sign off. Stop scrolling through everybody's filtered and flawless insta feeds, mute your notifications, and … Continue reading 5 Self-Care Methods That Won’t Break the Bank
Today is the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK (this year's theme being Body Image), and is also the beginning of the third week of Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. It is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month and Stress Awareness Week, that's a lot of awareness! Click … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week
As you may have heard, this month is Mental Health Awareness Month. It is also Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month. They have neatly coincided to allow us to raise awareness and be more informed about one of the most complex, and often misunderstood, mental illnesses. So I thought that I would shine a light on … Continue reading So, what is BPD?
1. Less is so much more Honestly, if I have learned anything in the past 12 months it is that flogging yourself with blog posts, social media, and entrepreneurs in your inbox won't make life any easier. I work with clients 9-5 Monday to Friday and find myself telling them over and over, "slow down" … Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Your Productivity
Yes it's a thing, I researched it. UK readers and writers, our time is now. Or more precisely, Monday 29th April until Monday 5th May. So what is National Stationery Week, other than the one holiday I didn't know I needed? This week celebrates the importance of writing by gathering all stationery addicts and handwriters … Continue reading National Stationery Week: Part I
Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! An event that is celebrated globally and is arguably one of the biggest international celebrations! Dragons, fireworks, and the colour red are all big trademarks of this holiday that has enchanted so many people of different faiths and nationalities. As a British/Irish girl with little interest in religion or faith, I … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Chinese New Year
It's a new month and that means a new challenge! Last month I set myself the goal of writing 500 words a day and that is something I am hoping to keep up as the year carries on. This February, I hope to read a chapter of fiction every night. To some this might seem … Continue reading Fiction February