Category: Mental Health

About 2 years ago, I was sat in a doctor’s office, and having a panic attack. I remember the concerned GP handing me tissue after tissue, reassuring the hyperventilating 22 year old breaking down in his office. It wasn’t my finest moment, to be honest. But it changed my life. A lot had happened in the run-up to that...

  A little while ago I found myself in a really bad job. The work itself was fine, but the atmosphere was stifling; in an open plan office of around 40 people there were frequent screaming matches, a dangerous post-work drinking culture and plenty of people made to pack up their desks and leave for good, in the middle...

I keep seeing eating disorder recovery stories pop up on social media sites and a theme seems to be present amongst most. Each individual has faced the challenge of overcoming their eating disorder and have done so well, as I see heartbreaking before and after photos to accompany each individual’s amazing journey...

With 96% of 16-24 year olds using social networks it’s no longer sustainable to give yourself an outright ban – even if you know that constant scrolling, swiping and retweeting is affecting your mental health. If you’ve managed to take some time away from social media completely, we salute you. However even if you...

This week, The Guardian – the UK’s largest liberal newspaper – has recently published an article in which they interview James Damore. For those of you who don’t know this guy, or for those who do but just can’t pin down who he is, he’s the guy who got fired by Google after publishing that ten-page anti-women rant....

“Everyone gets depressed,” my dad would say, rolling his eyes at me and my mother when we spoke openly about our mental health. He didn’t understand depression; the closest he had gotten to mental disorder was in the long ago loving embrace of her arms, his fingers tickling the fine hairs on her pale skin. Dad never...

One of the constant struggles of being a bisexual person is the erasure that comes with it, be it in social situations where bisexuals are deemed either ‘gay’ or ‘straight’ depending on the perceived gender of a partner; or in popular media, where the word ‘bisexual’ is very rarely used, even to describe characters who are...

It’s World Mental Health Day. A day that I usually spend out on the streets campaigning or on social media encouraging people to talk about mental health openly. I’m a big fan of bashing the stigma, but we’re currently in a climate where the stigma attached to some conditions is being dismantled much quicker than it...

Lately, when I’ve been spouting excuses like “I don’t think I can make it out today”, what I really mean is “I can’t bring myself to leave my bed”. Every time I’ve told someone “I don’t know why I’m feeling so tired this morning”, what I really wanted to say was “I’ve hardly slept all week because I’m scared of being...

The dating world is notoriously hard to navigate, with a language all its own. It’s filled with hidden rules and regulations that none of us seem clued up on. Figuring out if our date is actually interested can be a skill all on its own, but what if you already have a mental illness that makes it difficult to connect...