If there’s something we don’t talk about enough it’s self harm. It can be a scary topic to bring up and maybe you’re just not sure how to approach the subject. Grace from Grace Believed talks about the do’s and dont’s of talking to people who self harm. Self harm is something that affects so many more people than we realise, it is such a hidden and taboo mental health difficulty and I want this to change! As a suffer myself I have experienced my fair share of shame and absolute fear of becoming vocal about my experience of self harm Self…

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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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To kick off my Think Again Mental Health series on the blog here’s a wonderful guest post on Borderline Personality Disorder from Beth over at Adventure & Anxiety. I’m going to tell you a little secret, something I rarely share with anyone: I have Borderline Personality Disorder. I didn’t even know that was a thing until my third year of university, when I sat in the back of an Abnormal Psychology lecture with a feeling of my blood running cold. The lecturer was describing me to a T, and I was horrified. At the time, I doubt anyone in that lecture…

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Welcome to Think Again, my first mental health series on this blog. After starting my Bsc Mental Health Nursing degree in September my life has been pretty much surrounded by mental health. A lot has changed since September. I’ve seen more vomit, poo and blood than you could imagine and my friends now seem to think I’m a qualified psychotherapist who can answer their every problem. But more than that I’ve learnt A LOT about what Mental Health really means and the taboos and stigma that so many people deal with on a daily basis. In the last nine months I’ve…

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend 24 hours in London thanks to being invited to an engagement party. As well as attending the party I wanted to experience as much as I possibly could in the little time I was there so  a lot of eating, shopping and museum hunting took place. The morning after the night before called for a really good breakfast. I’d had a lot too many glasses of Aperol Spritz and my feet were in post-heel pain so I didn’t want to walk very far and I just wanted to eat a lot. After…

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