Tag : mental health

I Won’t Apologise for the Side Effects of my Mental Illness

3 years ago / 0 comments

My mental health was undoubtedly at its worst when I was about 15 or 16 years old. I’ve deleted virtually any evidence, and tried to repress the memories of my existence from around that time because I was an overweight emo kid with red hair and red skinny jeans to … Read More

The Depression Diaries: The secrets of self-harm

3 years ago / 0 comments

If I could go back a change one moment of my life, it would be the first time I self-harmed. If I knew at the time that this one small cut would be the start of, what I’m starting to see as, a life-long battle, I maybe would have thought … Read More

The Sugar Tax: not the sweetest of ideas

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the Sugar Tax placed upon fizzy drinks, many members of the parliament, dentists and Jamie Oliver enthusiasts alike are all rejoicing. It has been politically decided that sugar must equal obesity, rotting teeth and a general lack of health. Making people pay a little extra is therefore, from the … Read More

The Depression Diaries: 365 Days Later…

3 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: S is for Strategies

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the stacks of coursework and with exams coming up, everybody seems to be stressed out. And as the Easter holidays have began, unfortunately so will revision.  But as important as work is, it’s so important to take some time out. So, here are some things to do when you’re … Read More

It’s time to get mental health on the curriculum

3 years ago / 0 comments

Last year, child and adolescent mental health services were cut by £35m, alongside an 8% reduction in available beds on mental health wards. Even though David Cameron has recently promised to reinject money into these services, it would be too optimistic to assume that the cuts implemented by the Conservative … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: Q is for Quantity

3 years ago / 0 comments

I’d always hated maths. I despised the boring simplicity of finding the one correct answer; using theory after theory to calculate the size of shapes I didn’t care about. The end of year 11 meant maths was nearly over, and lessons were a case of scraping through the exams. Revising … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: P is for Phobia

3 years ago / 0 comments

Phobia is a word that is often thrown around too lightly. I’m guilty of doing it myself; my claim to have a ‘phobia’ of spiders is a little far fetched. I’m just not that fond of them, they’ve got eight legs and a horrible amount of eyes and they do … Read More

#EDAW16: Why can’t we talk about our illnesses?

3 years ago / 1 comments

Although eating disorders are increasingly being talked about, they still remain a topic to be subdued into our private lives. It is still the predominant view that mental illnesses remain hidden out of view, to avoid making others feeling uncomfortable, or to avoid being judged.   It’s still not ‘acceptable’ … Read More

Mental Health A-Z: P is for Perception

3 years ago / 0 comments

It’s another foggy morning. From inside the café I gaze out of the window, watching the people pass by. Fog curls through the air, leaveseddying across the street as mycoffee cup warms my freezing hands. As strangers filter past, I can’t help but notice how perfect each person looks. A … Read More