Honestly I have come a long way in the last few years, I am grateful everyday that the panic attacks, sleepless nights and fear of everything has gone, but sometimes I am still just not OK. Everyone goes through tough days, weeks, months, but what's worse is when you have a mental health disorder underlying … Continue reading No, I am not OK.
How to support someone suffering anxiety and depression
I think it's important to switch perspectives sometimes, as I write from the perspective of a mental health sufferer. I've written a lot about how to cope with your own anxieties, but how can you help with someone else's? These are a few tips I've put together to help you help someone with a mental … Continue reading How to support someone suffering anxiety and depression
The Naturally Introverted
To the outside world I was always described as a 'shy' and 'quiet' child, who lacked confidence and assertiveness. I was the sheep of the group, conforming to the majority in order to fit in. Taking a back seat and letting the person with the biggest personality take the role in leading the group. Of … Continue reading The Naturally Introverted
Can we talk about social media?
With social media having the biggest influences on society today, we find ourselves prisoners in our own desires to seek what others appear to have so effortlessly. An endless feed of attractive, skinny, popular, wealthy and happy people. We obsess over our perceptions of a persons 'perfect life' without realising it's bullshit. We create unrealistic … Continue reading Can we talk about social media?
Anxiety and depression have this way of sneaking up on you and taking you by surprise when you are at your most vulnerable. When you have anxious, and sad tendencies the smallest thing can make you feel helpless and surrender to it. I experienced a period of complete and utter hopelessness, feeling like I had … Continue reading Every Cloud…
F**k what people think
Thoughts of the day.. It's easy as a mental health sufferer to feel completely alone and isolated from your peers and associates. The constant over analysing, over thinking and ability to think about 'simple' situations so deeply causes you to feel you're in a league of your own. You're searching for that one person who understands … Continue reading F**k what people think
It's been a long time since I last wrote a blog post, as I spent the first 5 months this year desperately looking for a job, as I was stuck in the rut of being unemployed and miserable. This was an opportunity for my anxiety disorder to return to its original state, as I was … Continue reading Decisions decisions…
Anxiety disorder is one of the worst experience I have gone through in my life. For a long time I would have rather broken any bone in my body than continuously panicking about the possibility something was wrong. The beginning of a very long, painful year, and the lowest point of my anxiety started in … Continue reading Why Me?
Tips and Tricks
During my experience, as you could imagine, I tried a number of different solutions available to help me understand, and cope. I have added a list of these below, some I would highly recommend, as they really help. 'Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear' book by Dr. Roger Baker: available on amazon. Mindfulness colouring books, … Continue reading Tips and Tricks
Coping With Anxiety
I used a lot of coping methods during my time with anxiety disorder, some of them worked, some didn't, but it was always worth a try. Completely and utterly desperate to defeat this cruel mental illness, I bought many books, such as 'The Power of The Mind' which was very intelligently written, and helpful 'Overcoming … Continue reading Coping With Anxiety