It's Mental Health Monday and this week I wanted to shed light on a condition that is often overlooked - Postpartum Psychosis. This condition is known as a psychiatric emergency and guidelines suggest that it is reported and responded to within 4 hours of its presentation. It affects 1-2 women in 1000 and often comes … Continue reading So, what is Postpartum Psychosis?
So it's that time of year again, Freshers. It's been three years since I did my final 'back to uni' drive with a car crammed full of all my essentials. God do I miss it. So here I am, entering my third year as a Psychology graduate and I realised that this weekend is move … Continue reading 5 Things Every Psychology Student Needs To Know
I have been incredibly lucky to be given the chance to read and review Sophie Fahy's novel and be a part of her blog tour. Sophie is an author from North Yorkshire here in the UK and I'm so impressed with all she has achieved so far! 🌟🌟🌟🌟Through Her Eyes follows Alyssa, a 17 year … Continue reading Through Her Eyes: The Blog Tour
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?
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