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MENTAL HEALTH

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW MENTAL HEALTH BROKE MY BACK BUT DIDN’T BREAK ME

    The title of Nikki's incredible list exactly sums up what happened to her. Having suffered from psychosis and feeling shame and embarrassment around it, which is heartbreaking to hear, it was during the last psychotic episode, in 2019, that Nikki had a horrendous accident, which became a turning point in her life. Her positivity and determination really are an inspiration…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    EATING DISORDERS DON’T HAVE ONE LOOK

    In this powerful list Hope Virgo, author and found of #DumpTheScales, writes about her long, painful and exhausting experience of anorexia. As she explains, eating disorders are still one of the most stigmatised of illnesses, and at times it felt as if there was no way out for her, but she also tells us that full recovery really is possible. …

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    DIAGNOSED WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

    Beth Calvert was diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager and then postnatal depression in her 20s. She speaks about the highs and the lows, the exhaustion and the extremely dark moments where she thought her only way out was to die. What Beth went through sounds absolutely terrifying. And then a doctor diagnosed her with bipolar disorder and her life finally clicked into place…

  • EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH

    TOXIC LOVE

    This list is shocking - and incredibly brave - as the writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, details exactly what she went through in an emotionally, physically and sexually abusive relationship. The trauma she suffered is horrendous, but 10 years on, she is safe and supported. Please be aware, there are some distressing moments in this list. …

  • MENTAL HEALTH

    DEPRESSION AND ME

    This list from Natasha Evans about her experience of suffering from depression is upsetting and powerful, but above all it's incredibly honest. Here she details the ups and downs of her life, how she kept going at the lowest of moments when her mind turned against her, and how she slowly began to recover. …

  • EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH

    THE DAY I ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

    The bravery and vulnerability of this list blew me away as Hannah is still very much in the aftermath of a suicide attempt. Her perspective and regret is raw, yet it is an incredibly important read. It was World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday and so the more we open our eyes to this, hopefully, the more people can be helped and understood…

  • BODY IMAGE, BY CLEMMIE TELFORD, EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MOAL X BUT WHY?

    As you have more than likely heard by now, I published my first book last week!! It's called BUT WHY: How to Answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself. The source of the answers for BUT WHY? came from all over - the podcast, interviews with experts, conversations on Instagram but also from here on Mother of All Lists. All of the lists have taught me something, but a couple were so significant that I felt honoured to be able to include them in the final edit of the book…

  • BODY IMAGE, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

    This one, by Jen Spurr really resonated with me. Having had a a very up and down relationship with my own body for most of my life, I'm now in a good place but as Jen explains, it's taken an awful lot of work to get there. Jen can't remember a time when she didn't have BDD, and she was only able to start healing when she became a mum. She just knew she didn't want to pass these feelings onto her daughters, she wanted to break the cycle. …