Tag : hannah lewis

Mental Health A-Z: T is for Top telly to watch when you’re depressed

2 years ago / 0 comments

As I’m curled up on the sofa in the clutches of depression once more, in the onesie that I haven’t got out of for three days (yes, onesies are back – spread the word (did they ever leave?!)), I got to thinking what else I would do when I felt … Read More

A-Z of Mental Health: O is for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

3 years ago / 0 comments

If I had a pound for each time I heard the term ‘OCD’ used out of context, I’d be a rich woman. Amongst friends, family and even through the media, I’ve heard phrases such as: “Oh I’m so OCD, I always need to fluff my pillows before guests arrive”; “I’m … Read More

Confessions of a Christmas Grinch: why I hate the holidays

3 years ago / 0 comments

Right don’t judge me, just hear me out… By the time Christmas comes around I’m already in a foul mood due to having my birthday two weeks prior (yes, I hate my birthday too), and I’m absolutely dreading the ultimate anti-climax of all – New Year’s Eve. Like, who even … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: H is for ‘House of Hypochondriacs’

3 years ago / 0 comments

On the 24th November 2015, I was made very angry. I was made very angry because a programme which criminalised those with a mental illness was broadcasted across the nation. Hypochondria is a very serious and debilitating anxiety disorder. Saying that, all anxiety disorders are serious and debilitating. And awful. … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: D is for Dermatillomania

3 years ago / 0 comments

The word Dermatillomania derives from the Latin language; Derma meaning ‘skin’, tillo meaning ‘to pull’, and mania meaning ‘madness’ or, well, ‘mania’. Also known as Compulsive Skin Picking Disorder, this disorder comes under the Body Focussed Repetitive Behaviour (BFRB) category of mental health disorders. It adopts the same ‘anxiety cycle’ … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: B is for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

3 years ago / 0 comments

Do you know what you look like? I don’t, and I never have. I have an idea of course, but then it’s hard to distinguish which parts of my body image are factual, and which have been created by my Witch. That’s what I call the Body Dysmorphic voice in … Read More

#WMHD15: Holding on to your dignity whilst enduring a mental illness

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s the lead-up to World Mental Health Day 2015, which is taking place this Saturday on the 10th October. Each year, the day itself and the week leading up to it will focus on a different theme surrounding mental health issues, in a bid to raise public awareness. This year … Read More

Meet your new blogs editors! Introducing Hannah…

3 years ago / 0 comments

After a fantastic year for the blogs section, it was time for Daniella Weduwer to hand over the position of blogs editor to Amelia Dunton and me – Hannah Lewis. Like Amelia, I am entering my fourth year of studying after returning from a year abroad in Montpellier, France. I … Read More

Hannah Lewis’s Guide to caring for your mental health during Freshers

3 years ago / 0 comments

Your first year of university is one of the most exciting times of your life. However, it is also a time of great change and new experiences, where there is a risk of exacerbating pre-existing mental health conditions, as well as exposing new ones which you may not have experienced … Read More

Postcard from Abroad – Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hannah is a down to earth, pedigree Mancunian who is currently away from her French and European Politics degree at Leeds on an Erasmus placement at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier. Hannah probably should say that she takes a keen interest in current affairs but in fact she would usually … Read More