The Existence of Amy by Lena Grace Riva – Book Review

Here is my no-spoiler review of The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva. (4/5 stars) The Existence of Amy follows the story of a young woman who seems to live the perfect life from the outside looking in. But inside Amy is dealing with undiagnosed mental health problems that are beginning to rule her […]

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Anxiety and I: An Update

It’s been a while since I wrote ‘Confronting my feelings about Anxiety‘ and I wanted to write a little bit of an update about my progress since then as that post was written back in March and a lot of things have changed since then. As World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is upon us […]

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Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out – Documentary Review

Jesy Nelson is part of the four-part girl group Little Mix who were formed in 2011 during season 8 of The X Factor which they went on to win. Jesy delves deep into the cyberbullying and abuse that she received after staring on The X Factor and how it affected her mental health in the […]

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What it’s like living with Dermatophagia?

Dermatophagia is a skin biting disorder which isn’t considered to be rare, it’s just not commonly talked about. Well, I’m going to change that by sharing my experience of living with Dermatophagia. Dermataphagia is actually a mental disorder which is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). For me, Dermatophagia […]

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In Bloom Not Broken by Katie Maylea – Book Review

Here is my review of ‘In Bloom Not Broken’ by Katie Maylea. Due to the nature of this book, this review may be slightly different than the rest I have published. ‘In Bloom, Not Broken’ is a true story about Katie Maylea’s experiences with her own Mental Health Problems. The story follows Katie’s upbringing and […]

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Nadiya: Anxiety and Me – Documentary Review

I was recommended by a friend that I should watch the BBC Documentary Nadiya: Anxiety and Me. I thought I’d give it a watch and see if any of it would be useful for me as a sufferer of Anxiety and that I would write a review on it too. Nadiya Hussain is a TV […]

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Finding A Diagnosis (Interview) – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (7/7)

  As part of Mental Health Awareness week, I was very grateful to be approached by Erica who agreed to answer some questions and share her story into getting diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).   Erica is an inspiration to myself, and I am very proud of how […]

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Self Care – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (6/7)

Today I’d like to talk to you about Self care and how it benefits your mental health. What is Self-Care? Self-care is beneficial to everybody whether you are a mental ill health sufferer or not. Self-care by definition is ‘the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.’ Self Care is broken […]

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Mindfulness – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (5/7)

What does it mean to be Mindful? Being ‘mindful’ is simply to be conscious or aware of something. To be mindful is to be focused on the present which can be very therapeutic and good to get back in touch with what’s going on around you. Being Mindful is being able to observe your surroundings […]

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My Blog and Me – Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (4/7)

This blog post was a rather emotional awakening for me. I have realized a lot since this encounter and I’d love it if you could all remain sensitive to the fact that this is a big deal for me. Although it may not be for you.ย  This blog post wasn’t planned at all, I was […]

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