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 – 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 [...]

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 [...]