Answer: No. I was recently watching an auto-play on Youtube about mental health and psychology and a video came on discussing 'To The Bone' (the Netflix movie about EDs that was both good and disgusting). This video itself wasn't triggering, it didn't upset me and it was well done making points I agreed with … Continue reading Do you have to wait for relapse thoughts to make positive actions?
Oh, look, back again with another 1am post fuelled entirely by rage because an eating disorder charity/spokesperson has crossed all the lines once more. I haven't written a post like this since Iskra Lawrence messed up in January 2017 so I apologise for what I'm sure is going to be an angry, ineloquent, bad-languaged post … Continue reading Oh Look… An eating disoder charity messed up again. (Read: F*ck you Project Heal)
So Mental Health Awareness Week is back around again and I fancied doing something different. Usually, these posts focus on people's updates, current struggles and the very saddening reality of these illnesses; this time I've decided to share my victories. Although this might not show all that much 'awareness' to the arrogant I know a lot … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week
Life as a mentally unwell individual can be awfully exhausting and draining and keeping up-to-date with everything can seem really difficult. I, therefore, use an assortment of apps to help myself wherever I can so I thought I'd share them in case they can help any of you! (these are all free from the iTunes store!) … Continue reading Useful Apps if you’re Mentally Unwell
There was a post floating about on Twitter recently stating that it was desired that people understand that 'suicidal or self-harming behaviours aren't attention seeking and people don't do them just to spite you' (@caitlini2001). And whilst I agree with this statement to some degree there is also the fact that sometimes these behaviours are attention … Continue reading Attention Seeking!
A little while ago Dodie, accompanied by Hazel, uploaded a video discussing her sharing a lot about her mental health online and the video alone sparked off a lot of thoughts for me but the conversation that followed was even more interesting. Not only did Dodie's fans voice how they feel about her content and … Continue reading Response to Dodies video on oversharing.
We, as a society, are thoroughly immersed in a world almost dictated by social media - presenting only the desirable aspects of our lives, enhancing what we love and flat out ignoring and hiding what we do not. It can, therefore, come as no surprise that the same is done for our physical appearance in photos. … Continue reading ‘Beautifying’ Apps
Oh my the good days. The good days are SO good. and oh my goodness isn't it important to embrace them. Today is the second day back to lectures after the Christmas break and I wont deny my nerves at returning but I reminded myself how normal they are and reminded myself I have experienced … Continue reading The life of a mentally unwell university student – 31/01/17
Today my mood matches the weather and I feel as gloomy as sin. As I look around my room I can see washing up incomplete, piles of recycling to be taken out, laundry to be put away, DVDs not in their cases and revision sprawled across my desk barely begun. This is a bad day. … Continue reading The life of a mentally unwell university student – 17/01/17
Now, firstly I am not stating I am an expert and neither am I saying this is exactly how you will feel or should feel. I am also not saying that the options to withdraw or take a break are not worthwhile and valid to think about. I did, however, want to reassure people that … Continue reading January University Blues & Fears