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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With both Bella from The Life of a Farmers Wife and her boyfriend dealing with anxiety and depression, don’t things get a bit too hectic? Bella doesn’t think so. Here, she explains her experience and how working as a team has helped both her and her boyfriend. I have written this in my drafts a few times already, but I’m not happy with how it comes across. I don’t think I’m explaining myself very well, especially for those who do not suffer with anything like depression or anxiety. So, I’m just going to let it spill out. If this doesn’t make any…

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According to Selfharm.co.uk it is believed that 13% of young people self harm, so why are we still not talking about it? Here, Alice from invocati.co.uk talks about her experience. This is something I’ve rarely spoken about in my life; I haven’t even ventured into talking about this on my own blog. But when I saw Rachel’s idea to collate other bloggers’ stories about their mental health, and how to stop the stigma, I thought it was very important that I shared my story too. My name is Alice and I’m 21 years old. I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression since I was about…

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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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