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You’re Doing The Best You Can… Just Breathe

So, I sort of hit a slump recently and I realised that I haven’t feeling like myself for quite some time now. I got way too lost in my head and I was trying to control everything around me to the point where if something didn’t go how I intended, I would get erratic. I […]

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Black Mental Health Matters

The past month or two have been really exhausting to say the least. It’s even more draining for me as a black woman as these events such as the killing of George Floyd have weighed heavily on me and members of the black community and I’m just tired of it. I had to take a […]

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Mental Health Relapse

It’s still Mental Health Awareness Month, so I thought I’d share something that happens quite a lot with people who have mental disorders. Relapsing for me is essentially falling back into negative mental spaces that I thought I had overcome. Sometimes I have phases when I feel like I am managing well with my mental […]

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Mental Disorder Stigmas

In keeping with Mental Health Awareness Month, I decided to do a post about the most common misconceptions and stigmas that are attached to people with mental disorders and try and debunk them. The ones that are listed are the ones that I hear frequently. We’re all crazy– People seem to think that having a […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and so I just want to take some time to talk about it. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 450 million persons suffer from mental disorders worldwide. This figure is determined by the number of persons that have been diagnosed however, so it is quite possible […]

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Quarantine Thoughts

Hello all, I hope you are all keeping safe and are practicing social distancing and self isolation. With all that is going on in the world I can’t help but notice that for someone like myself that suffers from GAD and OCD tendencies, I’m oddly calm about everything. I read other bloggers’ posts and I […]

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Mental Health and Adolescence

This is one of my favourite video by FBE. I really like that they have teens talking about mental health and their struggles with it. People think that children shouldn’t have any worries or cares in the world because they are not working or paying bills. That’s far from the truth though, I’ve been battling […]

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Victim Blaming

This is something that I see a lot of when it comes to people coming forward about abuse, especially if it’s women speaking up. Victim blaming is essentially the practice of blaming persons for things that have happened to them that was beyond their control. Victim blaming when it comes to women talking about domestic […]

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Managing Anxiety

Anxiety based disorders are centered around the uncertainties of life. What we don’t know or can’t understand we tend to fear and that is why anxiety based disorders are so common worldwide. The basis of anxiety is the fear of things that we cannot control and outcomes we cannot change. With practice however one can […]

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Depersonalization and Derealization

Have you ever felt disconnected from your own body? Or felt like what you were seeing and feeling wasn’t real? Have you ever had trouble distinguishing between what was real and what was not? If so, chances are that you have experienced depersonalization and/or derealization. They are traits of dissociation but can also show up […]

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Do All Suicide Survivors Think The Same?

Hello all, I’m back again with another amazing video from the wonderful people at Jubilee. I have never attempted suicide but I have heavily contemplated it and I have also had friends who have attempted suicide (thankfully they didn’t die). As with the first video, I will give my take on the prompts in this […]

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Faking a Mental Disorder

I can’t wrap my mind around the fact that there are people out there that really fake having a mental disorder. Why would anyone do that? I can tell you that there is nothing cool, trendy or awesome about having a mental disorder, nothing at all. Sure I learn to live with it and cope […]

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Do All People With Mental Illnesses Think The Same?

This is one of my favourite videos ever. I love how they brought out people with varying mental illnesses to speak on the topic of whether we all think the same. What I like about Jubilee is that they always try to put out educational videos. I also love the fact that talk surrounding mental […]

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Mental disorders and working in the field of Psychology

Something that I have heard people say before is that you can’t be in the field of psychology, more specifically be a therapist or psychologist and have a mental disorder and I just think that is the most ignorant statement that someone could ever make. That’s like saying to a doctor that they shouldn’t get […]

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay

It can be so easy to get lost in this world when everybody just pretends that nothing is wrong and everything is perfect. This is daunting for people with mental illnesses because we are forced into a corner and not allowed to point out that nothing is perfect and that something is extremely wrong. This […]

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Anxiety and OCD

The next disorder I’ll speak on is anxiety. It is one that affects me, specifically Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Anxiety is a fear based disorder, driven by fear of the future mostly. I have always struggled with anxiety but I wasn’t officially diagnosed until my first therapy session. Anxiety can be very crippling sometimes, being […]

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PMDD and Me

Before getting into anything else I think I’ll start off with telling you about my mental disorders beginning with PMDD. PMDD stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it’s a type of depression that comes with your period. It only lasts until the start of one’s period. It’s a severe type of depression that happens with […]

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Why I Started This Blog

Hello all welcome to my blog, I am really excited to start sharing my journey and mental health tips with you all. I started this blog as a way to help remove the stigma that surrounds mental health. People tend to look at others in a different light as soon as they find out that […]

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World Mental Health Day

I love that there are so many days in the year to commemorate the importance of mental health. While others might see mental health as not important, some of us unfortunately don’t have that luxury. I can’t can’t ignore my mental health qualms (believe me I’ve tried) and I have come to embrace them as […]