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What Happened When I Abruptly Stopped Taking Antidepressants

I’ve been pretty open about my mental health throughout my time blogging, but for a while I’ve had nothing to really share. My mental health has been generally better than it’s been in ages, I’ve made some huge changes, I’ve graduated and just generally enjoying life more. Thing is though, all this new found happiness… Continue reading What Happened When I Abruptly Stopped Taking Antidepressants

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Antidepressants: why is medicating your mind viewed so negatively? 

I’m on medication. I’m on four tablets a day for my mental illness. I’m not ashamed. I’ve been on this medication for over a year, and honestly, I don’t know where I’d be without it. Medication gets me through each day. Without it, I can barely leave my bed. Because of the nature of my… Continue reading Antidepressants: why is medicating your mind viewed so negatively? 

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The importance of talking 

Communication is key. We know this. This is something that is repeatedly said to us through our lives. In school we are taught to talk to others, to work as a team, to tell our teacher if we have a problem. In relationships we know that communication is one of the most important aspects. All… Continue reading The importance of talking 

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Why I can’t ‘just go for a walk’….

Twitter has recently been inundated with tweets about mental health, sparked by an ignorant and uneducated fool who claims that mental illnesses ‘are not hard’ and that sufferers should just ‘get a grip’ and try ‘going for a walk’. This followed a Twitter conversation (the Twitter chat #TalkMH) about seeking help for mental illness which… Continue reading Why I can’t ‘just go for a walk’….

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…and relax: Top Five Tips for Relaxation 

In a world that’s so stressful it’s not very often that people make time for themselves. Stress is a daily occurrence for an alarming amount of people, and how many of these people actually attempt to combat this?! So, in true Rachel fashion, I’ve decided to share with you all some of my favourite ways… Continue reading …and relax: Top Five Tips for Relaxation 

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Body positivity and your mental health 💜

I’m writing this from my bed at 3.15pm. I’m in bed because I feel too sad to do anything. I can’t concentrate on my university assignment. I’m not in the mood to talk to my family. I don’t even want to move from my bed for the rest of the day. All because I weighed… Continue reading Body positivity and your mental health 💜

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Anxiety: Take it seriously

Right now, I am having a bad mental health day. No, actually, week. I’m having an awful week in my brain. I’ve tried to seem happy and bubbly, but today it’s all come flooding out. I’ve tried to work away my anxiety by exercising, which usually works, but today, it hasn’t really helped. My confidence… Continue reading Anxiety: Take it seriously

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Anxiety: I am NOT a drama queen

Today I want to talk about mental health. Namely, anxiety. Yes, I know you may all be thinking “Oh no, not again” but quite frankly, I don’t care, what I’m about to write, needs to be said. I’m not gonna hit you all with a bunch of stats, or even a sob story of my… Continue reading Anxiety: I am NOT a drama queen

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Living with health anxiety

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, but I’ve been putting it off because it’s really hard for me to write about. I’ve talked about my struggle with anxiety before now, but never actually gone into detail and addressed the main form of anxiety that I suffer with. I am a health anxiety… Continue reading Living with health anxiety