Hello everybody! My name is Lani Rae and I am very excited to be posting on Rachel’s blog today 🙂 Rachel has been doing a little blogger guest post series on mental health which I think is a very big but also very important idea to talk about and spread awareness of. I have not dealt with mental health personally, however people who are close to me and countless people that I have met have been touched with issues regarding their mental health. I feel like lots of people find the idea of mental health, or I suppose inadequate mental…

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Today’s guest post is from Ryan/Fearless Frontman talking all about how a correct diagnosis can help in getting the best support. Let’s talk about mental health and also diagnosis. It’s been known that when wanting to give someone help first we need to know what’s wrong and what they need help with. For most people and their families, having to wait for a diagnosis can be a painful wait. The wait to know what is wrong their loved ones, the wait for the person to receive the right support can be long which is why it is wise to nip it…

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Zoe works with STITCH, an agency which researches for Mental Health Support Networks in order to signpost people to better mental health services. Here, Zoe talks all about her work with STITCH. I didn’t always understand mental health, when a close family member suffered with a bout of serious depression, I still did not understand mental health. I can remember the feeling of isolation. We didn’t know what to do, how to get it sorted or who to turn to. There wasn’t a quick fix, the GPs provided medication that had their own set of side effects, the psychiatrists and nurses weren’t…

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When Lauren from It’s Lauren Victoria messaged me to say she’d be happy to write a guest post for my mental health series, I had no idea she would produce such an incredible and comprehensive and useful post. So here is your wonderful one stop shop to supporting others who are dealing with any form of mental health issue. Hello there! What a great opportunity it is to guest post about mental health over on Rachel’s blog and speak about something that is so crucial to helping those who suffer with mental health. This includes the support we offer the sufferer. This…

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It’s easy to forget just how important it is to love ourselves, especially when we’re struggling with a mental illness.  Chloe from Chloe Metzger has some top tips to help you love yourself that little bit more. Loving yourself in the deepest depths of  a mental illness can feel impossible. I know, because I’ve been there. When the demons in your head are the only thing you can hear and they’re adamant that you are worthless, the lowest of the low and not to be loved. It’s because that’s their horrible little hobby, to tell you these lies. It is possible though,…

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As part of my Think Again: Mental Health Series Rachel from Rachel Rambling On questions why we aren’t talking about mental health. We talk about our physical health. If we have a cold, we get some advice from a pharmacist, if we break a leg we see a doctor, if we get a more serious illness like cancer, we get all the help we can. However, what about if our minds are sick?  What if you’ve been struggling to get out of bed in the morning because the thought of the day is too much? What if your mind is telling you you’re ugly?…

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