Why You Need a Support Network

Why You Need a Support Network

Feeling alone at a bad time can be the difference between recovery and relapse. Everyone deserves to be heard, their problems validated. Whether it’s a friend, partner, or even finding a community online, people need a person or place to go to where they feel like they’re being heard and cared for. I’m incredibly lucky [...]

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My Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

My Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

“But what I struggle with…” I’d often say, to cautiously steer a conversation towards mental health, as if navigating a social minefield, scared of saying the wrong thing. I was always worried that once I’d used a hideous taboo word, like ‘anxiety’ or ‘antidepressants’ that it’d all be over for me. Nobody can go back [...]

Am I Dying Again?

Am I Dying Again?

***TW: Emetophobia A little anxiety is healthy, it's supposed to alert us to any danger around us. If nobody felt nervous or anxious then we'd all be doing stupid shit we're not supposed to do - but an anxiety disorder is different. It's irrational fear; and it's humiliating. One of the most common anxieties I [...]