Tag : mental health

#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

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 Importance of ‘Time to Change’ day

3 years ago / 1 comments

On the 4th of the February, it was ‘Time to Change’ day. Now, some of you might not know what this day exactly is, or it may be the first time you’ve heard of it – but I must stress that is one of the biggest landmarks in the fight … Read More

Answering the big schizophrenia questions

3 years ago / 0 comments

More than 25 million people world wide are affected by schizophrenia. Highly hereditable, it is one of the most severe mental illnesses with a high economic burden on countries worldwide. Since Schizophrenia was first described over a century ago, it has long been among the most mysterious mental illness, with … Read More

The Depression Diaries: Living with Bulimia

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

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

The Depression Diaries: Suicide and Me

3 years ago / 0 comments

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

3 years ago / 0 comments

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