Driving in Peace: How I Overcame Driving Anxiety

I knew from my very first lesson that passing my driving test would be no easy feat. I’ve always had some form of performance anxiety. The fear of being watched and possibly judged stops me…

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4 Reasons Why Summer is Hard on our Mental Health

As I write this, I’ve lost count of all the sleepless nights I’ve had in this 30 degree heat. Why is summer seen as the best season of the year? It’s not everyone’s favourite, but…

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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…

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I’d Rather Be In Bed

Feeling lethargic is an awful symptom of depression, and often accompanies most antidepressants as a side effect, so sometimes it feels like I can never escape it. It kills my productivity, motivation, and mood. I…

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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 always worried that once I’d used…

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