How talking on the internet helped me overcome social anxiety disorder

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Did you know that February 2nd is Time to Talk Day? It's a great opportunity to start conversations about mental health all over the UK, from schools to homes to workplaces. About Time to Talk Day Sadly, many people who suffer from mental illness feel ashamed to talk about how they feel and this just … Continue reading How talking on the internet helped me overcome social anxiety disorder

Surviving or thriving? How I realised I was actually recovering from mental illness

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Depression is a tough subject. There's no getting away from the fact that it's a painful illness that affects many of us, but I want to take a moment to talk about recovery and how it can begin to happen without us realising. I didn't think I would ever recover, but I did. To mark … Continue reading Surviving or thriving? How I realised I was actually recovering from mental illness

How talking on the internet helped me overcome social anxiety disorder

social media mental health recovery uk blogger

Did you know that February 2nd is Time to Talk Day? It's a great opportunity to start conversations about mental health all over the UK, from schools to homes to workplaces. About Time to Talk Day Sadly, many people who suffer from mental illness feel ashamed to talk about how they feel and this just … Continue reading How talking on the internet helped me overcome social anxiety disorder

What does depression look like?

"She isn't depressed. She goes to work everyday and I see her out at the weekend" This is the kind of thing I hear muttered again and again about people with mental health issues. Everyone says they are more 'aware' of mental health problems, but when push comes to shove they don't always want to … Continue reading What does depression look like?

How to tell your friends you have depression

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I told some of my friends that I had depression as soon as I got diagnosed. The reason being; I knew I couldn't hide it from them any more. My mood was unpredictable, my actions out of character and I was unfit for work. As far as my Facebook friends were concerned however, I was … Continue reading How to tell your friends you have depression