Is Medication The Way Forward?

Hi everyone. Ive taken a break from writing for some time as I’ve been taking steps in my mental health journey. The most recent development being the fact ive started on some medication. I have never been someone optimistic about taking drugs to aid my mental health. I always seen it as a last resortContinue reading “Is Medication The Way Forward?”

Its Good To Take Time To Reflect

I think everyone has dates in their lives that they will never forget. Something that happened on a certain day that posts as a constantly reminder on that date every year for the rest of your life. Well today is that day for me, so i’m taking this time to reflect. 6 years ago toContinue reading “Its Good To Take Time To Reflect”

Pet Therapy

One thing Ive learnt about myself from the years of suffering badly with my mental health, is one thing proven to pick me up from rock bottom is animals. I am a massive believer and supporter in animal therapy. Owning a pet has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage playfulnessContinue reading “Pet Therapy”

Maintaining Good Mental Health During Isolation

I apologise again about the length of time it’s taken me to write this. As a key worker, myself and my colleagues have been working our butts off to keep everyone safe, and that has over taken the majority of my time to be able to blog. But here I am….Back to some sort ofContinue reading “Maintaining Good Mental Health During Isolation”

Blogging

So I have been overwhelmed with the amount of comments and likes on my website so far. I used to run another website for similar reasons…..to be able to express how I was feeling in a healthier format, without it taking me falling off the rails to understand how I felt. Well as time wentContinue reading “Blogging”

Let It Be….

Research has shown that music releases dopamine, the feel good chemical in our brains. I enjoy singing. When i’m feeling low, I find singing and music very therapeutic and a way of releasing my emotions and changing my mindset. It gives me a focus and a means of expressing myself. I know many people whoContinue reading “Let It Be….”

Being brutally honest…..

So before I started this blog, I really struggled with knowing how to express myself, especially when I was down. So I started writing my feelings. Now at the moment I’m transferring from depressive to the mania phase within my bipolar disorder so I feel a lot stronger to post this. Not too long ago,Continue reading “Being brutally honest…..”

A Family Story

My nan has always said to me that everyone who knows her past has repeatedly told her to write a book and said to her it would be a best seller! Well I don’t have the patience to write a book, but I do have the ability to write a post. This afternoon I spentContinue reading “A Family Story”

Mental Health And Eating Disorders

So over the past few days I’ve been reaching out to others with the opportunity to share their stories anonymously to give people an insight into mental health from different perspectives and different angles. Ive been very lucky to be contacted by one of our visitors who wanted to share their story. It’s a storyContinue reading “Mental Health And Eating Disorders”

Link Between Reading And Mental Health

Growing up I struggled a lot with reading. I was diagnosed as dyslexic and with ADHD as I started uni. So all throughout my school years I underachieved, I was labelled as a naughty child and I struggled to keep up with my work. This was never picked up at school because I got intoContinue reading “Link Between Reading And Mental Health”