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The warning signs of Mental Illness

There are over 200 classified forms of mental illness so its clearly very important to be aware of the warning signs. Mental Illness has no clear victim. It affects people of all ages, young and old, of all races and cultures and from all walks of life. Mental illness, like physical illnesses, is on a continuum… Continue reading The warning signs of Mental Illness

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Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurological disorder that prevents the brain’s ability to integrate information received from the body’s sensory system. Sensory Processing Disorder is often seen in people on the autistic spectrum as well as people with mental illness. People with the disorder tend to react more extreme than normal. The disorder ranges from barely noticeable… Continue reading Sensory Processing Disorder

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What Mental Illness Stole

My friends. Friends are SO important in life, but there’s only so much that they can put up with. The mental illness isn’t you and you’re not the mental illness but friends can find this so difficult to accept. They worry which in turn makes your relationship suffer due to tension. You struggle all the… Continue reading What Mental Illness Stole

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5 Anxiety Myths

Anxiety is not an illness – Some feelings of anxiety can be normal and often arise due to stress or a scary event such as public speaking, but an anxiety disorder is an extreme form of anxiety that can cause impairment and disruption of daily activities, and is a very real mental illness. Having an anxiety… Continue reading 5 Anxiety Myths

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THIN is not the definition of Anorexia

A lot of people always message me saying that they feel they don’t have an eating disorder because of their weight. I want to clarify this as it’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week. You do not need to be severely underweight in order to suffer from a life-threatening eating disorder. An eating disorder is often described… Continue reading THIN is not the definition of Anorexia

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Dealing with a diagnosis of Endogenous Depression

I’d like to talk about the diagnosis of Endogenous Depression, a type of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Endogenous Depression used to be a distinct disorder but it’s rarely diagnosed these days. In 2014, I became one of the small number of people with a new diagnosis of this mood disorder. It can be difficult to find information… Continue reading Dealing with a diagnosis of Endogenous Depression

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Monday the 22nd of February to Sunday the 28th February 2016 marks Eating Disorder Awareness Week. As many people will know, in 2013 I developed disorded eating and thought patterns that eventually led to a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia Nervosa is currently the most lethal psychiatric disorder, carrying a sixfold increased risk of death. Although… Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week