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 can really suck. Here are 8 things you’ll only understand if you take medication for your mental health.

8 things you'll only understand if you take medication for your mental health

It can really suck. Here are 8 things you’ll only understand if you take medication for your mental health.

Being unwell is hard enough. But the struggle of getting the support you need when your illness or disability isn’t able to be seen makes it even tougher.  One group of artists want to help make people going through this feel less alone.

These artists are using tattoos to talk about invisible illness

Being unwell is hard enough. But the struggle of getting the support you need when your illness or disability isn’t able to be seen makes it even tougher. One group of artists want to help make people going through this feel less alone.

From Trump to Brexit, there's quite a lot of depressing news out there. So for those of you who are feeling battered and bruised by today’s news, here’s a list of a few little ways to take care of yourself.

15 ways to engage in some self care if you're feeling down today

From Trump to Brexit, there's quite a lot of depressing news out there. So for those of you who are feeling battered and bruised by today’s news, here’s a list of a few little ways to take care of yourself.

It feels disloyal to describe my fiance as ‘someone with depression.’ Because he is so very, very much more than that.

The reality of dating someone who has depression

It feels disloyal to describe my fiance as ‘someone with depression.’ Because he is so very, very much more than that.

Having therapy isn’t quite like how it’s represented in popular culture.  Mental illness is commonly treated with the help of medication which will usually treat the symptoms, but to understand the origins, triggers and to help manage the condition in the long run, therapy (or counselling) is vital. Here is what it's really like.

10 things nobody tells you about therapy

Having therapy isn’t quite like how it’s represented in popular culture. Mental illness is commonly treated with the help of medication which will usually treat the symptoms, but to understand the origins, triggers and to help manage the condition in the long run, therapy (or counselling) is vital. Here is what it's really like.

Ever felt really down during the winter, and been unsure what’s causing it? Chances are you’ve got SAD.  No, that isn’t an insult. SAD, seasonal affective disorder, is a depression that only hits during the winter months, leaving you feeling tired and downright miserable.

What is SAD and does light therapy help?

Ever felt really down during the winter, and been unsure what’s causing it? Chances are you’ve got SAD. No, that isn’t an insult. SAD, seasonal affective disorder, is a depression that only hits during the winter months, leaving you feeling tired and downright miserable.

Self-deprecation is, in many ways, the cornerstone of British humour.  But many of us are guilty of taking self-deprecation too far – using it as a method of attention-seeking when we’re feeling down or using it to mask low self-esteem.

Self-deprecation is damaging and unhealthy – let’s break the habit

Self-deprecation is, in many ways, the cornerstone of British humour. But many of us are guilty of taking self-deprecation too far – using it as a method of attention-seeking when we’re feeling down or using it to mask low self-esteem.

Have you ever stared at your social media feed and felt an overwhelming anxiety that you’re missing out? Here's how to overcome your FOMO.

Do you have a fear of missing out? Here's how to overcome the dreaded FoMo

Have you ever stared at your social media feed and felt an overwhelming anxiety that you’re missing out? Here's how to overcome your FOMO.

What is this disturbing trend that’s starting to be discussed more and more? It was a buzzword of 2016, and it’s still taking off now – because many can recognise the signs in their own relationships, whether that’s a parent, colleague or friend.  Here’s what you need to look out for if you suspect you’re a victim of gaslighting.

What is gaslighting? All about the disturbing trend affecting your relationships

What is this disturbing trend that’s starting to be discussed more and more? It was a buzzword of 2016, and it’s still taking off now – because many can recognise the signs in their own relationships, whether that’s a parent, colleague or friend. Here’s what you need to look out for if you suspect you’re a victim of gaslighting.

There are steps you can take to protect your mental health from modern technology.  We sought the professional advice from chartered psychologist Alan Redman, and here’s how you can combat the depressive effects of your beloved devices.

8 ways to protect your mental health from modern technology

There are steps you can take to protect your mental health from modern technology. We sought the professional advice from chartered psychologist Alan Redman, and here’s how you can combat the depressive effects of your beloved devices.

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