Tag : anxiety

5 unexpected benefits of coping with depression and anxiety

1 year ago / 0 comments

Most people that suffer with depression and/or anxiety will know just how overwhelming and debilitating it can be. I have realised that once you’ve worked through negative feelings there is, in fact, a silver lining. Now I see that it’s important to think about the positive elements of living with mental … Read More

A facade of functionality

1 year ago / 0 comments

As usual, I had an overly-ambitious idea of what this holiday period would be like – full of library study sessions, frequent meetups with friends, and hopefully some reading for pleasure on the side. Unfortunately though, the suitcase full of books I brought back home from uni with me remains … Read More

Let’s talk anxiety and derealisation

1 year ago / 0 comments

Late last year, seemingly out of nowhere, anxiety found me. It gripped me with its dull, malevolent claws, and, so far, hasn’t yet let go. It wasn’t Uni stress, it wasn’t a personal issue. To this day, I can’t pinpoint why it emerged or where it came from. There’s been … Read More

May’s mental health missions: rhetoric or reality?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Your friends are all pre-drinking for the night ahead. They’ve been playing ring of fire in the kitchen for the last half hour but you’re still in your room. Perhaps you’re studying your ceiling contemplating your worthlessness. Or pulling at your stomach in the mirror. Or having a panic attack … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week 2016: Relationships and Mental Health

2 years ago / 0 comments

I was first diagnosed with depression at the age of nine, and the diagnoses of anxiety followed quickly after when I was 11. My early teenage years were difficult, to say the least. At the age of 12 I was self-harming nearly everyday, and I felt hopeless. I didn’t want … Read More

A Russian roulette: Depression or Anxiety?

2 years ago / 0 comments

In challenging the stigma associated with mental illness, I’ve vowed to be as open and honest about my very real battle with it. I should not be ashamed, although it does make me want to crawl into a corner and hibernate sometimes that my brain’s wired a bit funny. The … Read More

The Depression Diaries: 365 Days Later…

2 years ago / 0 comments

So much can change in a year. If you told me one year ago I’d be where I am now I would have laughed in your face hysterically, until the hysterical laughter became hysterical tears, because the idea of thinking one year ahead was too much to handle. I have … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Questions

3 years ago / 0 comments

What will it be like? Who will I know? Will I be okay? Will I be happy? So. Many. Questions. So many uncertainties… One thing I have come to realise is that life is full of the unknown. At the start of every day, you will not know every minute … Read More

Partying with Anxiety

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s a Thursday night. Everyone’s getting ready for Mission. Sarah’s doing her makeup, Alex is showering, David and Francis are already getting a buzz onto JB’s new album— and you’re hyperventilating on the floor of your room because your back hurts a bit so you’re probably going to die. Better … Read More

The Depression Diaries: anxiety, grief and a whirlwind of emotions

3 years ago / 0 comments

Throughout my teenage years I struggled with having a positive perception of myself but what I was fighting with on the inside didn’t coalesce with my outside world. I had an extremely close family who loved me and I seemed to have loads of friends. I was also a model … Read More