13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope

So that’s it, the end of my series of self help tips for your mental health. They were extremely hard to write and probably even harder to publish but it was something that I wanted to do in the hope that it would help others. If everything happens for a reason then perhaps my getting … Continue reading 13. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Hope

9. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Talk Support

Treatment for your mental illness may be medication and/or some form of talk support or therapy. It could be in the form of group counselling or one-one with a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse or a CBT counsellor. It is very important that you talk about your mental health. Get it out in the open. If you … Continue reading 9. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Talk Support

8. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Suicide Awareness

"I didn’t so much want to die, I certainly didn't want to kill myself, but I certainly didn’t want to go on living that way. I was existing, not living, in a permanent darkness with no end in sight. And no-one could tell me when I would be well again. I thought it would last … Continue reading 8. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Suicide Awareness

7. How to Deal With Panic Attacks – 8 Self Help Tips

Panic attacks can consist of mental and/or physical symptoms, often hitting at the most inconvenient moments. I've realised now that mine came in situations where I wasn't in total control and I need to have a certain level of control in my life to function well. PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF PANIC ATTACKS My physical panic attacks would … Continue reading 7. How to Deal With Panic Attacks – 8 Self Help Tips

6. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Sleep & Duvet Days

Arghhhh Sleep - lack of it, too much or just happening at the wrong time! You’ll probably experience all the above during your illness. Depression is hard work and debilitating. It can leave you with no energy or enthusiasm to do anything. You might not feel capable of getting up. You might wonder what the … Continue reading 6. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Sleep & Duvet Days

5. A Mental Health Diet – Self Help for Your Mental Illness

Any professional help websites or literature will tell you the importance of a healthy diet to aid your recovery from mental illlness. I quite agree, but I also know how hard it can be to eat or how arduous the task of preparing food can be. This post is all about managing a mental health … Continue reading 5. A Mental Health Diet – Self Help for Your Mental Illness

4. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Learn About & Accept Mental Illness

For a very long time, I was frustrated and angry and scared that I had depression. I had many questions that nobody could answer: Why me? What reason did I have to be depressed? When would I get better? What could I do to make it go? Of course, nobody could tell me. I had … Continue reading 4. Self Help For Your Mental Health – Learn About & Accept Mental Illness

3. Medical Help For Your Mental Health

"Before every doctors appointment, I was petrified that this time they would put me in a mental hospital. I wasn’t scared of getting treatment. I was scared of going in and never coming out again!" MAKE A GP APPOINTMENT If you think you might be depressed or suffering from any sort of mental illness, your … Continue reading 3. Medical Help For Your Mental Health

2. My Mental Health Story

My mental health story is long! I’ve not left anything out and it’s how I remember it, but as it started nearly 30 years ago I’m sure my mind has shut parts of it out. It’s not imperative that you read it but I’m writing this to show that you can be in the deepest, … Continue reading 2. My Mental Health Story