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MENTAL HEALTH

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MALE EATING DISORDERS

    Having watched the Freddie Flintoff documentary about his struggle with bulimia I have been thinking about the unique challenges of male eating disorders. Thank you Connor for being so open about his ongoing recovery from his, including how it intersects with his relationship with exercise. …

  • MENTAL HEALTH, TRAVEL

    PHOBIA OF FLYING

    This might seem like an unusual list to share at a point when people are taking fewer flights than ever, but what's most interesting about this piece is it picks up on a pivotal moment of when a rumbling fear escalates into a phobia and how to do something about it.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW OUR CHILDHOOD MAKES US WHO WE ARE

    It's interesting to consider how this chapter of lockdown is going to impact our children, isn't it? Though it's been unbelievably challenging, there's sure to be positives to them spending so much time in the cocoon of home with their parents/care-givers close-at-hand. Only time will tell. Though written pre-covid-19, this list from Clinical Psychologist Dr Lucy Maddox is a great introduction to Child development studies:…

  • BODY IMAGE, MENTAL HEALTH

    ME, MY SKIN AND I

    How we look and how we feel about ourselves are, unfortunately, often inextricably linked. Here Jade Tomlin shares the impact her adult acne had on her, including her mental health. …

  • MENTAL HEALTH

    ANTIDEPRESSANT WITHDRAWAL

    This week's author wishes to remain anonymous, but their voice comes through loud and clear as she shares her ongoing experience of managing her mental health and the impact of the antidepressant medication she was prescribed:…

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    ‘FANNY FEAR’ AKA VAGINISMUS

    As friends started going through puberty and expressing an interest in linking their vagina with sexual pleasure Sarah began to understand that she felt different... here she talks through her 'fanny fear' and in particular how she coped with one of the biggest challenges: childbirth.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    EMETOPHIA. FEAR OF BEING SICK

    Nobody likes being sick do they? True. But as with most phobias, Emetophobia is far more than a dislike of vomiting, its fear that escalates to the point that has escalated so that affects Emily McEvoy in all sorts of ways.…