Talk Therapy – Benefits and Misconceptions – Blogtober Day 16

Talk Therapy – Benefits and Misconceptions – Blogtober Day 16

Note: this post is discussing private psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy or counselling, rather than therapy accessed through public healthcare such as the HSE or NHS. According to a study conducted by the University of California - Los Angeles verbalising our emotions makes our negative feelings such as sadness, anger and pain less intense. [...]

My Mental Health Story Reaction & Update – Blogtober Day 15

My Mental Health Story Reaction &  Update – Blogtober Day 15

Hi guys! It's been a few days since I shared my mental health story with you all. As I said, I've been blogging about mental health and wellness for quite a while now but I usually only focus on one particular issue at a time so I'd never shared everything before. Right now I am [...]

My Mental Health Story – Blogtober Days 9, 10 & 11

My Mental Health Story – Blogtober Days 9, 10 & 11

TW: Depression, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, self harm & overdose. I adhere to best practice when writing about mental health so there are no explicit details in the following post. I've been blogging about mental health for over a year now. During that time I've shared snippets of my own experiences but I've never shared [...]

So you got your exam results…

So you got your exam results…

It's Leaving Cert results day in Ireland today. By now, the students have their results. Some will be delighted, others will be devastated. The media will celebrate those who received 'top marks', they'll churn out statistics - almost a third of students sat the higher level maths paper and 90% of those received bonus points [...]