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 [...]

Green Ribbon Campaign

Green Ribbon Campaign

Tuesday, May 1st marked the beginning of the See Change Green Ribbon campaign. The Green Ribbon campaign is all about starting a conversation about mental health and stomping out stigma. Collins Dictionary describes stigma as follows - 'If something has a stigma attached to it, people think it is something to be ashamed of.'  Historically this has been the case with mental health [...]

I Own It

I Own It

* At the bottom of this post you will find a link to a list of Mental Health & Illness charities/support services should you need help or information. ​ 'Mental illness' is not a slur, an insult or a derogatory comment if you don't let it be those things. It is simply fact. A state [...]