Tag : mental health

The Depression Diaries: Living with Bulimia

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I was a depressed bulimic. And for some time, that’s all I was. My identity was smothered with this thing; this deformed creature. It had its claws clasped around my body, my thoughts and even my relationships. For a year or so, trying to control it was pointless. Everything I … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: N is for Normal

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Normal: conforming to a type or standard. Initially, during our school days, all we want is to fit in. We want to blend in with the rest of the crowd; liking the right kind of music, writing with the right sort of pen and owning the right sort of pencil … Read More

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

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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

The Depression Diaries: Suicide and Me

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In the UK and ROI in 2013 there were 6,708 suicides. According to Samaritans; since 2007, the start of the recession, the rates of suicide have risen to their highest for over 30 years. In 2012, the largest killer of men aged between 20-49 was themselves. That’s right, suicide kills … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: M is for Mornings… and how to survive them

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It will come as no surprise to you that I, along with 99% of the rest of the student community, struggle to get up early. And by early, I mean before 9am. Last semester, my sleeping was all over the place. Again, it seems, there are no surprises there. Going … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH A-Z: L is for Language

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Language can serve so many purposes, it can be used to fight, it can be used to resist, but it can also be used to oppress, and to bully. It’s not always clear that this is what it is doing, because describing something as gay, joking that you’re ‘so OCD’ … Read More

A Different Kind of Christmas: Mental Health

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Christmas is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. For many the thought of Christmas conjures up images of mince pies, mulled wine, sitting cosily around the fire; this is not the case for everyone. There are numerous reasons that someone might not look forward to Christmas – mental health … Read More

Confessions of a Christmas Grinch: why I hate the holidays

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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

Is Instagram Perfection Dominating our Lives?

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There is little doubt that the Instagram hype, rife in our generation, has created a digital environment of competition and comparison. The Gryphon discusses the detrimental effects that powerful social media applications like Instagram can have. We are constantly surrounded by the anxieties of: How many followers do I have? … Read More

Mind How You Go: A How-To Guide For Travelling and Mental Health

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Nerves and anxiety are a natural part of travelling – you are stepping into the unknown and our fight or flight instincts kick in. With so many societies offering trips abroad over the Christmas break and even more students going away with friends or family, The Gryphon explores what it … Read More