My Experience With Samaritans

For those that don’t know, Samaritans are a free, UK 24 hour service which provide support for those struggling or in distress. There’s a lot of misconceptions about this charity, for example, that you have to be suicidal in order to qualify to ring them. You absolutely do not. They have branches all over the …

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Guest Post: Because Children Get Broken Too

OCD and anxiety disorders run strong in our family, like the non-magical un-sexy version of The Force. Not all of us have been afflicted in the same way, or with the same severity. To our (completely un-trained, un-expert) eyes, a lot seems to depend on circumstance. Physical illness or overwhelming stress can push the continuous …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Giveaways!

 I love running giveaways and I try to do it as often as possible for all types of occasions, from blogging milestones, to blog anniversaries to my own birthday. I figure this shouldn’t be any different but I tried to get as many giveaways together which will hopefully make the winner happy. All “self-care” type …

Tips for Getting Over Your Fear of Ringing People

As someone with anxiety and someone who used to be a lot more socially anxious than I am now, I know what it’s like to feel daunted and overwhelmed by the prospect of talking to people, particularly strangers. I didn’t realize quite how widely common it is for people to have some sort of aversion …

Why I Like Spending Time Alone & Why It’s Important

For someone who, when their anxiety was at it’s worst, would crumble at the notion of spending time alone – I very much enjoy it now. Being alone in the house would render me essentially useless and made me feel isolated and unable to cope with doing every day things just in case something was …

Guest Post: Anxiety & Me – From a Teenagers Perspective

Hello, everyone! I don’t have guest posts very often on here but today I have an amazing post from the ever so lovely Daizy. You all know I suffer with anxiety and have wrote a fair few posts about it. There will never, ever be enough awareness for mental health disorders because even now, in …