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I am brutually honest in life and in my blogs. I say things as they are, I don’t beat around the bush. Life is too short for skirting around the edges. So, here is where you will find my blogs on mental health, such as living with suicidal thoughts, the dirty truth about depression and also how exercise can be your best weapon against your mental health. So, grab a brew, a stiff upper lip, and dig in.
What does it look like, to realise you have long term mental illnesses?
How do you even realise you need help?
Don’t talk about your mental health, they’ll take your kids away!
Your mind is against you, it is the scariest place on earth and the thoughts you have scare and cripple you. You just can’t see past ever feeling anything but a pointless existence. Everyone else goes to therapy or speaks to people about it. But for you it is...
Are you being your own victim?
I used to say to myself so often, "It is not my fault I had a difficult childhood, I can't help what happened to me and what it has done to my mental health." I have a huge truth bomb to drop and I dropped it recently during one of my Top Tip Tuesday's, live in my...
Big Girls Don’t Cry
How I learned that actually, big girls DO cry. I spent most of my adult life never crying, not fully, not a proper cry, not letting it all go. Then I finally looked at it and unpicked why I didn’t let myself cry.
You Don’t Deserve It, You Are Too Selfish
Ever feel like you are the most selfish person ever and that because of that you don’t deserve anything?
Finally, how to make more time!
Time is what we want most, but use the worst - William Penn These past few weeks I have found myself feeling so trapped and stuck and getting more and more frustrated at the same old situation. "I just don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done"...
Learning To Deal With Trauma
Using the frog analogy to being dealing with trauma.
Mental Health vs Physical Health – The Battle
Do you think mental health gets the same respect as physical health? Is there equality for mental health?
How To Cure Your Mental Health
Are you trapped and consumed by your mental health, so much so that you can’t even access the help you need right now because you are not in the right place for it?
Tame Your Inner Toddler
How to tame your inner toddler.
Recovery – Is it even possible?
Is there life after a maternal mental illness? Is recovery a thing, can it and does it happen?
Is medication the only way to help maternal mental illness?
Are mental health meds the only option when it comes to maternal mental health? Will meds affect breastfeeding? Will meds effect unborn baby? All is answered in this blog.
Support for Maternal Mental Health
Find out what support is available to mums and mums to be with maternal mental illnesses. From medications, to dedicated midwives and groups such as mine. There is help and you are not alone!
Common Maternal Mental Illnesses
Information on the most common maternal mental illnesses. What they are, how to spot them etc.
What Is Maternal Mental Health?
Find out what maternal mental health means, and what are the causes.
My Dr made me realise I’d been suffering with depression and anxiety for years on my own…read Kelly’s story for maternal mental health awareness week.
I was offered pills then left to suffer with my post natal depression alone. Read Lija’s story for maternal mental health awareness week.
“Having to confront what was going on was worse than labor for me” Emma shares her story with maternal mental illness.
Borderline Personality Disorder & The Stigma It Faces From The Professionals
All mental illnesses are stigmatised right, but one is even stigmatised by mental health professionals. It is often excluded from high profile campaigns. Read more to find out why and how BPD is so stigmatised.
What If There’s Another Way – medication isn’t always the answer
Alarming Statistics Released 64.7 million anti depressant meds handed out in one year! How shocking is that? These figures are from 2016 so this figure will have risen now, especially after the year 2020 is given us. But, are those 64.7 million prescriptions even...
Why changes haven’t lasted before & How to create long term changes
Hands up, who has wanted to make a change to their lifestyle, diet, life and it just hasn’t happened? You tried EVERYTHING it just didn’t work for you. You're just not that person. You have seen it work for others, you saw the before and after pictures, but it just...
This is defiantly not something I usually do. To be honest I was shocked and didn’t really feel I deserved to be a part of this, but I have been asked to share my journey and how I managed to complete a college course, even though I have a mental illness. Where it all...
How To Break A Habit For Good!
Is there a bad habit you just can't stop? What I am about to say will sound both easy and obvious, and only when you are truly ready and accepting of your habit will you even consider it. All habits are learned behaviours and to break it you need to break the link,...
This is my journey with anxiety and depression…
Dreams when your mind is not your own…
When bad dreams and bad nights sleep go hand in hand as part of your daily life…
Today I have fought to stay alive – how to live when you are suicidal
In day in the life of suicide, what is it really like?
My journey with mental health and how I embraced being ‘different’.
Catrina Charlene Roberts
Pure heart – my journey through mental health the ups the downs and the in-betweens.
Hi I am Jessica, 21 and this is my story. I fell in love... When I was 15 I met a boy, I thought he was perfect and we got together. Everything was fine until about a year later when he started getting abusive, verbally at first then physically. I could feel it...
Living with bipolar, my story.
From rock bottom and back again. How I battled my mental health demons.
My Story (Nicola)
This may not be an easy ready, so please be aware before you read. It may have triggers in for yourself that you find upsetting.
Devastating losses made me lose my self and my love of life…read how I re found my love of life and how crystals can help with mental health problems. Also, have you ever considered the moons influence on your mood?
The Dirty Truth About Depression & Mental Health
The dirty truth we keep to ourselves about depression.
So, firstly, thank you to Nicola for inviting me to do this, I’m so excited to be a part of it. Nicola has asked me to share a little bit of my story and how I got to where I am today. Not that I am anything particularly special haha but I am proud of where I am when...
Exercise and Mental health a match made in heaven?
Exercise as a medicine for mental health? Really? How, why and help!
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When we struggle with our mental health we can feel so alone, like it is only happening to us. Like no one understands.
I have created a Facebook group so that we can see that we are not alone. So, that we can have that safe space to be amongst like-minded mamas who won’t judge us.
We do things together like Talking Tuesday, a safe place to let out what is going on for you right now. As well as top tip Friday to help give you ways to start working on your mental health.
If you want to join us in this safe, none judgemental space to be amongst other mamas like you then click button below to join my Facebook Group.