All posts tagged struggling

Friends and loved ones of those experiencing mental health problems occupy the liminal space between within and without – so what do they have to say?

Parents, siblings, extended family, friends, co-workers and peers, all of these people matter in varying ways to individuals. They are our support networks. Without them, many of us would crumble, […]

Are we in a student suicide crisis? Numbers are rising and is anything being done about it?

University, the best years of our lives, right? We hear it everywhere that students have it easy. Apparently, we don’t have to worry about the real world and we all […]

’13 Reasons Why’ semi-colon tattoos are becoming so popular

I actually only know of one real reason why semi-colon tattoos are becoming so popular, but this trend is intimately linked to the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’. The series […]

PSHE Education: Is it time schools made mental health awareness a compulsory part of the curriculum?

At university mental health awareness is paramount. Last year, the annual Student Experience survey revealed that ‘87% of first year students find it difficult to cope with social or academic […]

Growing Pains or a Quarter-life Crisis?

This year my life turned into a grotesque mixture of back-to-back deadlines, big decisions, constant stress, lack of sleep, and the explosive questions running over and over again in my […]

The Forgotten Light Within You: Getting Support For Your Mental Health

The reason why some people tend to reject getting support is because they’ve succumbed to their inner thoughts telling them: ‘this is just the way it is.’ What is ‘it’? Do […]

Is demonetising in India going to control corruption?

On 8th November 2016, the Indian government demonetised high denomination 500/- (rupee) and 1000/- notes which were no longer to be used as legal tender and instead introduced a new […]

The Myth of The Well-Wisher

A well-wisher is defined as ‘a person who desires happiness or success for another, or who expresses such a desire’ (oxford dictionaries) – which is probably one of the most […]