Mental Health

Mental health is just as important as physical health, yet somehow we find it harder to get help. Our writers however have been through it all - from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder - and are here to offer tips and insights into their experiences to help us take care of ourselves a little better.
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It's shaped who I am in good ways as well as bad

Actually, my mental health does define me

What people don’t understand about mental health medication and weight gain

Nineteen per cent of us pretend to be sick to get out of staff parties.

Have social anxiety? Here's how to negotiate Christmas

Nineteen per cent of us pretend to be sick to get out of staff parties.

Have social anxiety? Here's how to negotiate Christmas

5 simple ways you can help.

How to help someone who is having a panic attack

Dealing with eating disorders discussed on Mentally Yours podcast: 'I was a teenage boy with anorexia'

Thank you to all the partners of people living with OCD

Thank you to all the partners of people living with OCD

Thank you to all of the partners of people living with OCD. People don't realise how hard OCD can be to live with. It can be exhausting, draining, debilitating.

A note to anyone struggling with their mental health.

You are not a burden

When you're throwing up on the hour, it's hard to stick to your usual self-care routines.

5 things I can't stop doing even though they make my anxiety worse

5 things I can't stop doing even though they make my anxiety worse

Sometimes I've got nothing left to give.

When to say no to requests for help with mental health issues online

As a retail veteran I’ve spent the last 13 years getting to bed at a sensible time every Friday and Saturday night in order to.

We won’t burn down your house or chase you around a nightclub trying to kill you. That’s The Terminator. You’re thinking of The Terminator.

What your mentally ill partner really wants - and needs - from you

We won’t burn down your house or chase you around a nightclub trying to kill you. That’s The Terminator. You’re thinking of The Terminator.

I was completely out of my depth.

Why I couldn’t admit to having postnatal depression – not even to myself

Why I couldn’t admit to having postnatal depression

The difficulty for friends of people with depression is that they’re likely to resist your attempts to engage them in social contact, even though you know it’s exactly what they need.  #mentalhealth #depressionhelp

How to help a friend who's withdrawing from social contact

Those of us who live with mental illness have our red flags – signs that we’re finding things difficult.For many of us, one such sign is withdrawing from social contact.When I’m unwell, my world …

What I learned from my first session of CBT for health anxiety

5 questions you should ask yourself before quitting therapy

Why you need to let go of the person you were before mental illness

Agoraphobia is twice as common in women as in men

Woman lives her whole life through social media because of crippling agoraphobia

A young woman who has hasn’t left her home for two years because of crippling agoraphobia now lives her whole life through social media. Abby Lewis, has battled mental.

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