My whole life I have tried to do what’s best for everyone around me especially for my friends and family. I’d do anything in my power to make sure that they were happy and forget about my own thoughts and feelings. I was a friend and a big sister, that’s the job description right? I… Read More Why you need to put yourself first and how to start today
Many people self-harm due to a plethora of reasons. Self-harm has always been a controversial topic. As a child, I never heard of self-harm but due to living in an abusive household I wanted to cut myself to get a release. I needed a release and this was the only way I could think of.… Read More Ways to distract yourself from self-harm
Our health, both physical and mental health is so important. There is such a close relationship between our mind and bodies and it so important to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally. Our physical and mental health are connected in a number of ways. When you repeatedly feel stressed, worried, low or anxious… Read More How physical and mental health are connected
For 17 years of my life, I stayed quiet and never spoke about the abuse that I endured. No one had any idea about what was happening. On the outside I was smiling, laughing and enjoying life while on the inside I was crying out for help, wanting someone to see through the lies that… Read More Why hiding your feelings is bad for you
When I started school at the age of 4 I loved it. I have always loved learning new things and meeting new people. Being in school I was in my element. I absolutely loved it! Sadly, as the years went on, my mental health went completely downhill, I started to get bullied, I lost friends… Read More How the education system failed me in my time of need
This time last year I was in a completely different world than the one I am living in today. Living with my depression and anxiety was hell for me. Many of you have read my mental health story and my story of abuse. 2017 and 2018 has been two crazy years for me and I… Read More This time last year: Living with my depression and anxiety.
Thrive app: Feel stress-free is an evidence-based app go prevent and manage stress. Anxiety and related conditions. Developed in the UK by specialists with many years of clinical experience. The app uses easy to learn clinically proven techniques to help you live a happier, more relaxed, stress-free life. This description from the App Store is… Read More A review of the Thrive app
Each and every day we are faced with situations that we either hide away from the confrontation or you stand up and express your views. Standing up for yourself is crucial. Being a people pleaser can end up with you being used or manipulated. You need to stand up for yourself. Whether it’s to tell… Read More Why standing up for yourself is important.
My whole life I have been misunderstood with the exception of two or three people in my life. I’ll admit I have never had many friends and at this moment my friends are very limited. My boyfriend is my best friend as I’ve mentioned before he lives in New Zealand and my other friend lives… Read More An open letter to the people who don’t understand me
February of last year friends and family were shocked when we finally spoke about what was really going on behind our door at home. There was abuse at home and no one had any idea about it. A smile and a closed door can hide many things and mental, physical, verbal or sexual abuse is… Read More Abuse at home: How a smile and a closed door can hide it.