Those of you who know me in person, or have been following my blog for a while, will know that I "live" with mental illness. I have been struggling with my mental health again for some time now. It's got to the stage where I decided to quit my job of 20 years due to menopause related anxiety … Continue reading I Quit My Job Due to Menopause Related Anxiety & Depression!
I believe that any health issue needs to be addressed by the medical profession, however, there is a lot to be said for support gained from fellow suffers. Only they can truly understand where you are coming from and offer tried and tested suggestions. This is true for any health condition including mental health. At … Continue reading Health inc Mental Health at Tea & Cake for the Soul
There are often self-help and thought-provoking statuses that appear on Facebook. Some you scroll past and some you read right to the end then feel a little bit cheated that it's a copy and paste post. Some you realise are shared posts but you can appreciate that people are just trying to do their bit … Continue reading The Hidden Side of Loneliness
A Miracle on Hope Street by Emma Heatherington is probably one of my favourite Christmas books ever. Ruth Ryan seemingly has it all but feels the loneliest person in the world. Yes, sound familiar? Finding out that one random act of kindness from her past altered someone's future, made Ruth take a decision that would alter … Continue reading A Miracle on Hope Street
Today's guest blog comes from a dear friend of mine Ali, who publishes Diary of a Detour As part of my Self Help for Mental Health series, Ali shares her story about how running and exercise keeps her demons at bay. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m no Paula Radcliffe. When you see … Continue reading 14. Running for the Soul
I came across The Smiling Fanny Manifesto when reading a novel by Lucy Anne Holmes entitled “Just a Girl, Standing in Front of a Boy". It’s a lighthearted book but Jenny (Fanny) suffers from depression and her friend Phillipa gives her this list of things to do to keep the black dog at bay. Even if … Continue reading The Smiling Fanny Manifesto
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