All posts tagged mental health

Mental health problem diagnosis – a rollercoaster of relief and identity crisis

“From our conversation today, I can say you are experiencing anxiety and depression.” – repeatedly said to me for the last two(ish) years“After speaking with you today, I believe you have […]

“If I can speak about mental health – heavyweight champion, six foot nine, 18 stone tough guy – anybody can.” – Tyson Fury

Self-titled as the Gypsy King, the Mancunian heavyweight champion has recently been awarded the title ‘Sports Personality of the Year.’  I’m sure that many of you, like myself, watched in awe […]

Mental Health services – are they doing more harm than good?

Mental health trusts and hospitals are supposed to be safe havens. Yes, their resources are strained and understaffed, and although some people have to wait years to receive treatment, and […]

Personal Platform: ‘Anorexia’

I was only twelve. I was overwhelmed. And it’s a story that we know all too well: of the little girl who learns to hate herself because of what she […]

The Ground-Breaking and Pioneering Work of Hauwa Ojeifo.

Hauwa Ojeifo, 26, is an empowering and trailblazing woman on a mission.   She has founded She Writes Woman, a 24/7 helpline and walk-in centre in Nigeria. It is a […]

Everyone thinks I’m overly dramatic when I’m stressed. When an octopus is stressed, it eats itself. Now that’s overdramatic: International Stress Awareness Week.

So, the UK is a pretty stressed out load of people. I can’t be the only one that sometimes feel like, I wake up stressed, I get ready stressed, I […]

Words and mental health: In order to break stigmas do we have to change our vocabulary?

“You’re so mental.” “You went mad mate.” Words, they’re a tricky thing. There’s the old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words cannot hurt me.” With most […]

The Third Week Slump

I’ll never forget when I first heard of the ‘Third Week Slump’. Three weeks into second year, I caught eyes with my friend. You could see the bags under her […]

Exclusive Review: Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Night School’.

A film which destigmatises learning disabilities. Malcolm D. Lee’s new comedy Night School is about Teddy (Kevin Hart) who wants to obtain his GED, and attends a night school. There is […]