Another Monday, another discussion about mental health! Today I'm going to be talking a little bit about my experiences with a particular type of therapy - CBT. According to the NHS, CBT is: Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – cbt and me
So you know that post I did last week about my holiday anxieties? Well, I've got some more. This post is a part of Nicole Carman's mental health-related holiday post series, "Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season." To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – new holiday anxieties
I absolutely adore the holidays. They're a bright spark in this (let's be real) rather miserable time of the year. I love the celebrations, the abundance of fairy lights, and the warm cosy feelings that are all around. (I'm listening to Buble as I type, I am that committed to the holidays). However, every year it … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – holiday anxieties
So, if you read last week's Mental Health Monday, you'll know that I've got a new diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, also known as BPD or EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). According to the NHS: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others. It's the most commonly recognised … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – new diagnosis, new me?
A couple of days I posted on my Twitter that I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time ever. This had been a long time coming. I actually got in contact with my local crisis team back in May (!!!) and this was the next available appointment. (I'm not going to go into … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – adventures in psychiatry
So I can't remember if I've talked about this very much, but one of the things I've been doing in this past month or two is going to therapy. While it isn't perfect, it has been a great starting discussion for a lot of things that are going on with my life, one of which … Continue reading i’m so lonely
Ok, so maybe that's a little bit optimistic. But I'm feeling good today, and I'm going to embrace that. Let's do a little Q&A, shall we? Where have you been?: Basically, I moved from London back to Coventry to live with my boyfriend permanently. This has been a massive relief, as I really wasn't coping with … Continue reading MY TRIUMPHANT RETURN (a Q&A)
Hey, remember me?! It has been a while since I properly sat down and wrote anything for this blog, and for that I apologise. I didn't mean for my hiatus to be so long, but the weeks just slipped past me! So here's a brief update of what I've been doing, and my plans for … Continue reading life: an update
Trigger warnings: mention of suicidal thoughts When I first started taking antidepressants, about four years ago now, I thought it was a short-term solution. I'd been feeling quite depressed, and there wasn't a way for me to talk to a professional quickly, so I thought I'd do what I saw as the next best thing … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – forever on antidepressants
Hey y'all! I have some exciting news for you - in short, I've created a patreon! If you don't know, Patreon is basically: "a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service" I've only got one tier at the moment, where you pay $1 or more. If this kicks … Continue reading patreon!