I have always been a huge advocate for giving those who suffer with their mental wellbeing the help that they need and deserve. One thing that I have not ever fully educated myself on though, is black mental health. That is, until now.
In case you were not aware, this week has been dubbed Children’s Mental Health Week by the charity known as Place2Be, a UK organization who have been working with students, families and staff to provide young people with support through one-to-one and group counselling in schools. The campaign’s website states that ‘around three children in … Continue reading Finding Your Brave
Friendship is one of the most important things in the world to me. In my opinion, it's more important to have strong friendships than it is to have a romantic relationship with someone. Maybe that's just me. But I've recently been thinking, why do we go about creating these bonds with seemingly random people who … Continue reading Why do we need friends?
You might think that spreading awareness on mental health in today’s world is overdone. Aren’t we at a point now where everyone is suitably conscious of the issues surrounding mental health? It’s true, we’ve come a long way when it comes to acknowledging our mental health struggles and working out how we can help those … Continue reading Physical Effects of Mental Illness
I recently finished reading a book written by one of my favourite authors, Matt Haig. The book, titled 'Notes on a Nervous Planet', focuses on living life in the modern, digital world, and how we as humans are coping (or rather, trying to cope) with the changes that our endless advances within technology and society … Continue reading Social Media: The Good, The Bad and The Unfiltered.
I guess it's easier to think about all the bad things in life and what isn't going the way you want it to. I think that it's human nature for us to automatically focus on the not so positive things in life - even though we know that the more we think about them the … Continue reading Ten Things Making Me Happy Right Now
We all have those days when we don't feel like ourselves, some maybe more than others. On these days you may feel down, unmotivated, tired or you might not even understand exactly what it is that you are feeling. Your mind and body probably both tell you to stay in bed, to just call the … Continue reading My Top Five Tips for Improving an ‘Off Day’
I've suffered from both depression and anxiety throughout the majority of my teen years. There have been times when both have completely consumed me, times when I feel one more strongly than the other, and times when I may not notice them much at all, but they'll always be lingering. I've been on medication for … Continue reading What Depression Really Feels Like