Panicked

I never thought I suffered from panic attacks. Whenever I imagined panic attacks I would think about hysterical people hyperventilating into paper bags, and I certainly hadn’t done that. The week before last I had seven panic attacks. So, yes I do suffer from them. Usually I would suffer about seven in a month, so…

My Five Small Steps in Maintaining Good Mental Health

You don’t have to have depression, anxiety, BPD, PTSD or any other diagnosis to practice good mental health. In today’s world, full of its unique pressures, self care and looking after ourselves is important. Having an awareness of our mental health is crucially important to its upkeep. Many of you may do this without thinking,…

Good (?) Morning: Making Mornings Easier.

Bright sunshine, the promise of a new day, a nourishing breakfast I can post on Instagram with hashtags describing just how motivated I am- mornings are just great! … Aren’t they? I have a love/hate relationship with mornings, heavily dictated by my mental health. When I am mentally healthy, I am able to get up…

28 Days of Self Care

This February I decided to set myself a challenge, to try and do a small act of self care each day: my 28 days of self care. I wanted a challenge that wouldn’t be too overwhelming, but would help me to reinforce good habits, and to notice and reap the rewards of self care.

Recovery Part 3: Four little words

I realise I never quite rounded up my three parts on my experience with anti-depressants (Part 1, Part 2). Things changed a little, and have changed since, both of which have been an important part in my recovery too. I stopped taking my anti-depressants late in 2017. I’m still not sure if this is a…

Celebrate doing the small things you love!

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. My blog has been fairly stagnant over the last year, but I deemed this an important reason to kickstart my writing again. I have blogged on and off over the years about my own journey with my mental health and about larger initiatives such as World Suicide Prevention…