anxiety

Reasons to Stay Alive

6th October 2019

I finally read Matt Haig’s highly acclaimed Reasons to Stay Alive and it was even better than I expected. I’m always slightly wary about reading books about depression as it usually leaves me dwelling on my own mental health and sometimes I can descend into the fog again. Even so, it’s also extremely comforting to […]

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#Dear Mind

16th May 2019

Trigger Publishing asked if I wanted to get involved with their #DearMind campaign for Mental Health Awareness week. #DearMind You are my worst critic. You are my meanest friend. Why do you become clouded so often? Why do you trick me into believing that I am alone? Fat? Worthless? Stupid? I try to ignore you, […]

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Clearing the Clouds

27th March 2019

This is a personal essay I wrote as a presentation for my Masters in Creative Writing. It focuses on my experience of depression, or as it called it, my brain clouds or brain fog. Clearing the Clouds            “I can always tell the type of day you’re having by your hair.” My stiff student support officer […]

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Life post-uni: Anxiety

16th July 2018

University brought so many amazing things into my life, as well as hangovers, many an existential crisis and my awareness of the price of food. It also brought some other lil things, like friends, parties, mems for life and sadly brain fog & its gal pal anxiety. I’d never really had anxiety beforehand, not like I’d […]

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World Mental Health Day

10th October 2017

We are lucky to live in a time when mental health is considered to be as important – if not more important than physical health – rather than it being treated as a taboo subject or a it’s-all-in-your-head-get-over-it problem that mental health sufferers have faced in the past. Yay well done humans for evolving, took […]

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Hello Anxiety

11th September 2017

Hello there anxiety, my unwelcome friend. How delightful you’re visiting again, said no one ever. Anxiety is an invisible part of ourselves that may choose to control us. But who’s choice is it that anxiety is in control? Yours. I struggle with this answer, because I do suffer with anxiety now and again, and during […]

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