WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2019

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 a*TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains informational references to suicide, self-harm rather than explicit description, but some readers may be reminded of their own experiences*. September 10th represents a very important date within the mental health community - because it is World Suicide Prevention Day. Behind every statistic, there is a very real and personal story. Every … Continue reading WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2019

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MENTAL HEALTH AND UNIVERSITY: PART THREE.

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Hey guys! I'm back with another addition to my Mental Health and University series - this time, how to prepare for university with a mental illness. If you have recently received your A-level results and are heading off to university in a matter of weeks - congratulations! This is a really exciting time, once you … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH AND UNIVERSITY: PART THREE.

AUGUST 2019 PHOTOS | INSPIRED BY ZOE MEGHAN BLOGS

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Hey, lovelies! Today's blog post has been inspired by the wonderful Zoe Meghan and her "favourite photos from..." series. I LOVE this idea, so so much! Check out her wonderful original series here. What are your favourite photos from this month? . . . . Bradley's 23rd birthday meal @ Red Dog Saloon. . . . . My … Continue reading AUGUST 2019 PHOTOS | INSPIRED BY ZOE MEGHAN BLOGS

WHAT MOTIVATES ME IN MY RECOVERY?

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I've made it no secret in my recent posts that life has hit me pretty hard recently. I have struggled to stay motivated in my mental health recovery. Things are beginning to improve oh-so-slowly, so I've decided to create a list to remind myself of all the wonderful things I am grateful for and my motivations for … Continue reading WHAT MOTIVATES ME IN MY RECOVERY?

MENTAL HEALTH AND UNIVERSITY SERIES: PART TWO.

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Only just... shy of a year later than I originally planned to post this BUT ta-da, here it is! The second post in my Mental Health and University series! Grab a cuppa, get comfy, it's gonna be a long one... This post is dedicated to depicting my own personal journey throughout my undergraduate studies. As I've said … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH AND UNIVERSITY SERIES: PART TWO.

MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW ASSESSMENT.

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Hey guys! As some of you know from my July 2019 MH reflection, I was referred back to my local CMHT after a whole year of being discharged from services and utilising my own skills to cope without any MH intervention. I went to see my GP as I had been having a real slump … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW ASSESSMENT.

100 CELEBRITIES AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.

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It can be really hard to talk about what's happening to you and how you feel about it, but someone else breaking the ice can help. It is a topic many still feel uncomfortable addressing. However, more and more celebrities are coming forward publicly to speak about their mental health, how they sought help and … Continue reading 100 CELEBRITIES AND THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.

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50 BIPOLAR MEMES THAT ARE TOO RELATABLE.

Just to make it obvious - bipolar isn't a laughing matter... but memes can be a way to acknowledge there are others out there who know exactly how it feels to live with it. That being said, here are a few of my favourites that are too relatable... 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.   12. 13. 14. … Continue reading 50 BIPOLAR MEMES THAT ARE TOO RELATABLE.

30 GOOD THINGS WHICH COME FROM HAVING ANXIETY

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After all the positive comments I received on my "30 good things about bipolar" post, I've decided to do another -  this time to break the stigma surrounding anxiety. Living with anxiety can be one of the hardest things, it is constant and feels like it never goes away - but I want to believe there … Continue reading 30 GOOD THINGS WHICH COME FROM HAVING ANXIETY

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER.

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If you've been (un)lucky enough like me to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I can pretty much guarantee at some point, one (or more) of these phrases has been said to you... most probably by some a r s e h o l e who has no clue what they're talking about... "You shouldn't be taking medications, … Continue reading WHAT NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER.

‘JUST BECAUSE I LOOK FINE, DOESN’T MEAN I AM FINE.’ SOCIAL MEDIA AND MENTAL HEALTH.

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Using social media has drastically changed the way I perceive my life - my accomplishments, my appearance, my personality traits, my past-times - and I don't mean through receiving hate online. I'm talking about... ...seeing the 'someones' in the club or at a festival while you're stuck at home. The 'someones' on a holiday you couldn't afford to … Continue reading ‘JUST BECAUSE I LOOK FINE, DOESN’T MEAN I AM FINE.’ SOCIAL MEDIA AND MENTAL HEALTH.

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.

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Seeing the world is up there with one of the greatest pleasures in life. Planning a trip away should be fun: finding a place to stay, exploring new places, trying new things, relaxation... but having a mental illness can add unwanted complications, which can make it very stressful. Attitudes to mental illness vary between countries, with … Continue reading TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS.

SUBTLE SIGNS YOU’RE SLIPPING INTO BIPOLAR DEPRESSION.

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If you have read my most recent mental health reflection you'll know that this topic is very close to home at the moment. Living with bipolar is like being on a rollercoaster - all the ups and downs, and twists and turns thrown in. Unfortunately, it's a ride that never stops and you can't get off. … Continue reading SUBTLE SIGNS YOU’RE SLIPPING INTO BIPOLAR DEPRESSION.

JULY 2019 MENTAL HEALTH REFLECTION.

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I'm back! It's been a while... Can you believe we're officially into the second part of 2019, where is the time going?! As I mentioned in my June MH reflection, my mental health hasn't really been at it's best... PALMA DE MALLORCA 2019: I was really grateful to go on holiday at the start of July … Continue reading JULY 2019 MENTAL HEALTH REFLECTION.

JUNE 2019 MH REFLECTION

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Hi guys! It's that time where I 'think out loud' again. If May 2019 was the month I filled with friendships, June was the opposite. I just isolated myself. I've found it really hard to be around anyone, even myself most days. To be completely honest, I've really struggled this month. I haven't really told … Continue reading JUNE 2019 MH REFLECTION

THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD 2019

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Hi all! I hope you've had a good week. I have been lucky enough to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award again! If you missed my 2018 nomination - you can find it here. This is a peer recognition award, where bloggers are recognised by other bloggers and are nominated for spreading joy and … Continue reading THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD 2019

MY LIFE ON LITHIUM.

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For those who know me, or have been kind enough to read some of my other ramblings, you'll know that I manage my bipolar disorder through medication as well as self-care techniques. But one, in particular, has had a huge impact upon my life... Lithium Carbonate.  As it so happens, today is my Lithium monitoring day so I … Continue reading MY LIFE ON LITHIUM.

BIPOLAR RECOVERY IS MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDS.

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I'm baaaack! As my first post since taking a break, I feel this topic is pretty relevant. Recovery from mental illness is more than just taking your meds. This resurfaces every time I overcome a difficult situation whilst taking MH medication. There seems to be an idea that the meds 'did all the hard work'. I agree, … Continue reading BIPOLAR RECOVERY IS MORE THAN JUST TAKING YOUR MEDS.

AUGUST 2019 MENTAL HEALTH REFLECTION

Hello again lovelies! It's time for another monthly mental health reflection. Grab a cuppa, get cosy and let's get nosey into my reflection on this month and my mental health. As I mentioned in my July MH reflection, my mental health had been suffering recently and I admitted to you all for the first time … Continue reading AUGUST 2019 MENTAL HEALTH REFLECTION