I Experienced a Mental Health Crisis

My name is Ciara, I’m 24 years old, and on the 4th December 2016 I had a nervous breakdown. It doesn’t sound like something that could happen to young people, does it? I often thought a nervous breakdown was something people in their late 30s experienced as part of a ‘mid-life crisis’. It wasn’t anything […]

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#ThatsMentalHealth – A Note From Me

This latest piece isn’t really a part of it, more a little note. TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING. I wasn’t going to write this blog, but I’m always messaged and tweeted and emailed because of my brutal honesty on my little space of the internet, so […]

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#ThatsMentalHealth – Coping with the Depression Slump

Welcome to week 4 of #ThatsMentalHealth. This evening I’m joined by one of my blogger friends, Hannah Graham. In this post, Hannah talks about how depression affected her work life and how she pushed through the other side.Β  TRIGGER WARNING: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF DEPRESSION. PLEASE BE MINDFUL BEFORE CONTINUING.

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#ThatsMentalHealth: Suicide, Self Harm and OCD

Trigger warning: This blog post contains descriptive language about OCD, suicide and self-harm. Please be mindful of this before reading, especially if you are affected by the conditions described.

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#ThatsMentalHealth: Postnatal Depression and Post Traumatic Stress

It’s week 2 of #ThatsMentalHealth. Today’s post has been sent in by a new mother, who has been brutally honest about the strain pregnancy can have on your mental well-being. Trigger Warning: This blog post contains details of intrusive thoughts, violent hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. If you are currently struggling with any of those mentioned, […]

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