Misconceptions about Social Anxiety

Misconceptions about Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is a debilitating mental illness that causes severe and overwhelming anxiety in social situations. It is not quirky to have. It is not fun. And It is not cute. Social anxiety disorder cannot be cured by being in love. It is upsetting. 

Tips on How to Manage Phone Anxiety

Tips on How to Manage Phone Anxiety

Making and taking phone calls can be extremely anxiety inducing. When you become an adult and are forced to make your own appointments and have job interviews over the phone, it can become increasingly difficult to ignore the need to make and take phone calls. 

Why I Write About My Mental Health

Why I Write About My Mental Health

Recently, someone made a comment about how I shouldn’t discuss or write about my mental health because, in their words, as someone who can work and attend university, my mental health struggles clearly aren’t that severe. It is their belief that I must not suffer 

Your Anxiety Triggers Are Valid

Your Anxiety Triggers Are Valid

Like all mental illnesses, an anxiety disorder can be experienced differently by all. No mental illness is a ‘one size fits all’. While two people with the same diagnosis may have some of the same symptoms and triggers, it does not mean their experiences will 

How Reading Has Improved My Mental Health

How Reading Has Improved My Mental Health

Studies have shown reading regularly has many benefits. From expanding your knowledge, to improving your memory, and even allowing you to gain a greater vocabulary. In the two years since I started reading regularly, I’ve noticed reading has actually improved my mental health, giving me 

The Year of Self-Love

The Year of Self-Love

The ball has dropped, the fireworks have been lit, and the world is officially in a brand new year. This is usually the time when people begin reflecting on the year they’ve had and what they hope the next 365 days will bring. Resolutions will 

How I Cope with Anxiety

How I Cope with Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to a worrying situation. Mostly everyone will experience anxiety at some point in their lives. Feeling anxious is not the same as having an anxiety disorder. An anxiety disorder is a mental illness. If your anxiety is impacting your day-to-day 

Ghosting

Ghosting

ghosting /ˈɡəʊstɪŋ/ the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly withdrawing from all communication without explanation. I want to preface this post by saying that if you’re in an abusive or toxic relationship, either romantic, platonic, or familial, then it is 100% 

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. All over the world people will take to social media to share their experiences with a mental illness, preach about the importance of speaking up about mental health, and utilise a number of hashtags to spread their message far 

Is ‘Fat’ The Worst Thing a Human Being Can Be?

Is ‘Fat’ The Worst Thing a Human Being Can Be?

Content warning for mentions of eating disorders and behaviours. No numbers are mentioned. ‘‘Fat’ is usually the first insult a girl throws at another girl when she wants to hurt her. I mean, is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is