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Dear Younger Me…

Dear younger me, where do I start? If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far then you could be one step ahead of all the painful memories that are still running through my head. I wonder how much different things would be now if you knew. I wouldn’t want to give you a speech… Continue reading Dear Younger Me…

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What University is REALLY like with Mental Illness

Starting University is a big step for anybody, but when you’ve got a mental health problem or illness to go with it, it can be even more worrying. Although there are not many studies that have been carried out on mental health statistics on young people at university, it is estimated that 2.2% of 16-25… Continue reading What University is REALLY like with Mental Illness

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Recovery Is…

Recovery is about enjoying all types of food and not giving them ‘good’ or ‘bad’ labels. Recovery is about not sticking to your meal plan and being able to enjoy extra treats and snacks with friends. Recovery is about not tracking every calorie, every gram of fat, and every step you take each day. Recovery… Continue reading Recovery Is…

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Suicide – Prevention Day 2016

Suicide is complex. It usually occurs gradually, progressing from suicidal thoughts, to planning, to attempting suicide and finally dying by suicide. The attitude towards suicide however always amazes me. One person dies every 40 seconds by suicide worldwide – that is an estimate of 1440 deaths by suicide a day! By 2020, the rate of… Continue reading Suicide – Prevention Day 2016

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2 Years of Recovery!

On the 1st of September 2014, I sat in the doctor’s office after fainting in college and listened as he finally diagnosed me – Anorexia Nervosa. For weeks before this diagnosis I had been pulled from college because I was too exhausted and too ill to attend. I had spent most of college lunch times… Continue reading 2 Years of Recovery!

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When I First Started Writing About Mental Illness…

I know for some, reading about my struggles with mental health problems may have seemed to come out of nowhere. I did a pretty decent job of hiding my conditions for many years. I wanted to seem like I had everything figured out. Only my closest friends and family knew the moments when I’ve fallen apart,… Continue reading When I First Started Writing About Mental Illness…

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10 Weeks Away – UPDATE

I feel like I haven’t wrote to you guys here in forever! Life has changed so much since I last posted in May. In June, I flew across the other side of the world to work at a summer camp for children with special needs in the United States. I have been working with children… Continue reading 10 Weeks Away – UPDATE