A Conversation With My Social Anxiety – Blogtober Day 18

A Conversation With My Social Anxiety – Blogtober Day 18

2:am, in bed. Steph: I'm so tired Anxiety: But there are so many mistakes that we haven't thought about yet. Steph: No, I'm going asleep. Anxiety: Hey, you know that presentation you've got to do in five weeks? Steph: ....yeah? Anxiety: You're going to be terrible at it. You'll definitely mess it up. Everyone else [...]

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 [...]