Mental Health

Midweek Musings – The Friendship Season

The other day I was looking through old photographs as I organised them all into folders (obviously by year, month and day). It was bittersweet wading through all the memories. Some good, others wonderful and the odd sad moment. We capture our lives through photographs, a visual timeline of memories. Each and every photograph evoked […] Read more…

Your Stories | I’m learning to manage anxiety so it doesn’t manage me

Lauren Daniell from Ordinary Me reached out and is sharing her story about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Her story, like many others, is raw. But it is real, honest, brave and inspiring. In May 2017 she was hospitalised and has had spent the last year on a journey […] Read more…

What the heck is Postnatal Depression? | The low down

Postnatal depression is a scary and isolating illness that is alarmingly common. For some, postnatal depression can actually start before the baby is born (such as yours truly). There are three types of child-birth related depression the baby blues, postnatal depression and postnatal psychosis. Today we are focusing on postnatal depression. The others will be […] Read more…

Checking into the Marion Center | What it is like in a mental hospital

Lauren from Mentally Interesting shares her story about being hospitalized with a mental illness and checking into the Marion Center. She has been diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After the birth of her son, she was diagnosed with Pregnancy-Induced Bipolar Disorder II.  She has been hospitalised multiple […] Read more…

The low down on Bipolar Depression

Bipolar Depression or Manic Depression is like being on a rollercoaster of highs and lows every day of your life. The effects on your mood, behaviour, thinking process and energy levels can be huge and threaten relationships, jobs, school and all areas of your lifestyle. What is Bipolar Depression? With Bipolar depression, you don’t simply […] Read more…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Affect Anyone

Millions of people are affected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) each year and it can affect anyone in any age group. PTSD has been talked about in the media as a serious problem that affects soldiers returning from traumatic experiences involving combat. As a result, soldiers are what most people think about when they […] Read more…

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