domestic abuse

Being Scared to talk about abuse

When things got to a certain point in my marriage, they started getting even tougher. Nobody warned me that leaving and choosing my life would be the first step. I thought healing and getting over a break up would be the second hurdle. What I was not prepared for, was speaking up and telling my… Continue reading Being Scared to talk about abuse

Divorce · Mental Health

“I never said that!!” – What is Gaslighting?

Have you ever heard? "I never said that""You're imagining things""I didn't do that""You are being paranoid""I always make an effort, you just never bother" "You're imagining things""I was just joking""You twist things""That never happened""You need help" Sounding familiar? Gaslighting is a term that seems to appear quite often now, compared to 5 years ago. It… Continue reading “I never said that!!” – What is Gaslighting?

Fitness and Health (Good and Bad) · Mental Health

Returning to Work following sick leave

TW : This post can be triggering. I do not really know how I am feeling at the moment. I have gone back to work after being off for the entire period of 2018. (Literally!!) Was I ready?....No Was it necessary?....YES!! Thoughts I have had since being back at work; Wanting to self harm. Thinking… Continue reading Returning to Work following sick leave

Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Letters – 2nd May 2018 – TW

As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I had an idea to write a letter each day to a person, or group of people that have had an impact on my own personal health. The first portion of the month has been delayed, however I hope that I will catch up and there will be… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Letters – 2nd May 2018 – TW

Mental Health

8 Pieces of Advice for Anyone Starting College With a Mental Illness

Find my Published Article on The Mighty @ https://themighty.com/2017/08/advice-tips-starting-college-university-mental-illness-depression-anxiety/ “What’s that? Anxiety? Depression? Oh, I had that and I know loads of people that have it too — you’ll be fine!” Ugh. Yes, anxiety and depression is becoming more commonplace, perhaps because they are being talked about more, better diagnosed and less stigmatized. Although, stigma… Continue reading 8 Pieces of Advice for Anyone Starting College With a Mental Illness