Studying and Mental Health

Studying and exams suck. They especially suck when you’re in a mental health slump. Said mental health slump is probably caused by study-related stress. Stress triggers depression, anxiety, OCD, and makes it hard for brain to function normally at important periods. Brain is very tired.

Tuning into the good stuff.

What amazing thing happened to you this year? Tuning into the good stuff.

Obsession.

A foreword; this piece is something I wrote around three or four years ago, when I was seventeen, for a creative writing project during my A-Levels; a short story influenced by a chosen piece of literature. I chose Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel about a young women suffering mentally. In the same vein,…

Real Action? 

Today the Conservative Party pledged to end the discrimination and injustice which face those suffering from mental illness, through the abolishment of the 1983 Mental Health Act, an act which has resulted in both overuse and discrimination and has faced calls for reform from mental health charities over the years. It will be replaced with…

A Chip In The Wall

“I’m not downplaying the support of my family, friends, and medical professionals – but perhaps one of the most significant help I received during that incredibly rough few months was an online community of bloggers, youtubers, and twitter people who let me know I wasn’t alone.”

OCD – Living With a Monster

  Yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to attend a talk organised by the British Science Festival – an annual, free, festival that is currently being held from the 6th-9th of September in my University town of Swansea! Both speakers were incredible speakers – presenting a frank, open discussion on the reality of…