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Mental Health Spotlight: Anxiety & Depression

Today’s mental health spotlight is the lovely Anne from ForeverTheWanderer, who is going to discuss her experience with anxiety and depression. Please show her some love. -x- AN INSIGHT INTO MY DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Finally, I was given a name for the way I felt. It was such a sense of relief but also a huge burden. For years I had suicidal thoughts, wanting to self-harm, being stuck in a dark place for days or weeks  ...

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Guest Posts, Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: Generalised Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attacks

Hello friends! I thought to quickly introduce myself before I delve deep into this post. My name is Alexandra, but I go by Allie here or the internet and I run the blog www.allieereads.com. I am 24 years old, from Australia, and I just finished my Masters of Teaching degree and I will be beginning my research into the construction of masculinities in all-boy Catholic schools in Australia next year. I am super excited to delve into education/sociological research in order to observe the  ...

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Guest Posts, Mental Health

Mental Health Spotlight: Anxiety & Depression

Today I’m bringing you another mental health spotlight, this time with the absolutely lovely Sarah from Lost in the Land of Books, who is bravely discussing her journey with depression and anxiety. -x- 1. What mental illnesses have you been diagnosed with? I have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety ever since I was 16 years old. The depression was at its worst after the birth of my son to the point I couldn’t cope with day to day life. 2. What are the main symptoms that  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

How I Cope With Anxiety

Let me start off by saying there is no ‘right’ way to cope. What works for me might not work for you. Or maybe it will. It’s all trial and error until you find what does work.Β And don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to find it. It’s taken me the best part of five years to put all these into practice, and even now I do still have trouble with it all. Battling your own mind every day is tough. The good news is you’re much tougher than your  ...

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About Me, Book Tag, Mental Health

50 Things That Make Me Happy

How many times in a day do we complain about the things we dislike? How many times a day do we do things that we hate? Our brains are hardwired for the negative, which is why we tend to focus more on all the unpleasant things in our lives rather than the positive. It’s why many of us with mental illnesses are able to recall all the times we’ve felt sad and alone and unhappy. It’s why whenever anyone asks us to think about something happy and positive, we end up drawing a  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

My College Journey

Last month I started college at the age of twenty-four. This may not seem like such a big deal for some people, but, for me, it’s a huge achievement. I never, ever thought the day would come where I would step foot back into an educational environment. It hasn’t been the easiest but it sure has been a ride.

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Anxiety, Mental Health

Mental Health & Mental Breakdowns

This is going to be a different kind of post. I’m going to tackle the topic of mental health. More specifically, my mental health. I’ve made no secret, on here and on social media, that I suffer with anxiety, in particular social anxiety disorder and OCD. I’ve had anxiety for my entire life. The last twenty-four hours have been, for lack of a better term, hell. I’ve almost had a complete breakdown. I’m going to talk about what happened (as much as I can), what  ...

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