Category Mental Health

Journalism has helped my mental health problems.

A few months back I wrote a post about having mental health problems and how despite them I was determined to go into journalism. Don’t worry that hasn’t changed! Now if we move to now I’ve come to realise that training to be a journalist has actually helped my mental health problems in so many ways. For a start,  journalism […]

Dressing for how I feel.

I don’t really think I have a “style.” I have my go to pieces of course, but I like to mix things up. I guess you can say a lot of people are like that though? So what makes me that little bit different? My clothes reflect how I really feel. I don’t dress a certain way all […]

Interview with It Affects Me: Part 2.

Last week I shared the first part of the interview with Laura Darrall – the creator of the It Affect’s Me campaign. This week see’s part 2 of the interview – where I asked Laura a little more about the aim of her mental health campaign, why it’s important and about her rather big surprise! Here’s […]

Interview with It Affects Me: Part 1.

*Disclaimer*: This post discusses OCD and intrusive thoughts that include death. If you are affected by this post then please seek professional support and advice as I am not a trained medical professional.  Mental health problems affect me. They affect many of us either through personal experience ourselves or through knowing someone who has a mental health […]

5 mental health books I want to read.

As you may know last week I went on a book haul – yeah! Two mental health books were in the haul – Bryony Gordon’s Mad Girl and Lily Bailey’s Because We Are Bad. I can’t wait to read both of these books but I have so many other books that are in need of reading first. So I’ll have to wait. *Sigh* But […]

Should we be talking to our hairdresser?

Disclaimer: This post talks about OCD, anxiety and suicide. If you are affected by this post then please seek professional advice and support as I am not a trained medical professional. Many of us feel great after we’ve been for a haircut or when we’ve had our hair styled by someone else. I know I do. Take last week as […]

An interview with MedFed.

Mental health and fashion is something that we don’t normally marry together. Can mental health awareness be shown through fashion? Should we be using an aesthetic medium to show solidarity and understanding with people who have mental health problems? Well Erica Camus is using her fashion line MEDFED to promote mental wellbeing and to challenge stigma and stereotypes. So Erica, what […]