Happy Mental Health Monday! Last week I talked you through low self-esteem and self-criticism and explained how our self-esteem contributes to our mental health. This week we are going to focus on self-compassion and how that can keep our soothe system in check. What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is the act of kindness, understanding, and awareness … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part II: Self-Compassion
Low self-esteem is something we experience as humans and it affects a lot of us. Every one of us will have low self-esteem at one point in our lives and it is especially common in adolescence. Many of us are able to overcome this by ourselves where others of us find that what started as … Continue reading So, what is Low Self-Esteem? Part I: Self-Criticism
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?
Happy Mental Health Monday! Today is the first day of Stress Awareness Week so I thought I would share what works for me when I'm stressed. Spoiler alert: these tips don't break the bank and don't take too much time up. 1. ExerciseYou will hear this one over and over again. If you're depressed, you … Continue reading Stress Awareness Week: My Best Strategies for Managing Stress
A much anticipated origin story from the DC Universe, Joker is the film that we didn't know we needed. I am loving the latest artistic trend of villain backstories and focusing on more than just the star or 'good guy'. So I decided to share my views on what I truly believe is the best … Continue reading Joker: A Review
Most of us will experience a mental health difficulty at some point in our lives, and not all are avoidable or preventable. However, that doesn't mean that there aren't things we can do for ourselves to improve how we are feeling and manage our mental health better. If you experience anxiety or low mood from … Continue reading My Top 10 Self-Help Techniques
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
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