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
According to mental heath charity Mind; 1 in 4 people in the U.K. will experience a mental health problem every year. 1 in 6 people will report a common mental health problem (such as depression or anxiety) every week. Just like the common cold, there is no cure. Instead we are offered methods to alleviate, … Continue reading Anxiety: The Common Cold of Mental Health