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MENTAL HEALTH

  • 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.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY PARTNER, CANNABIS & ME

    Regular readers will know that most often these lists are reflective: written as someone comes to terms with an aspects of their life. This one is different, the author (who wishes to remain anonymous) is in the thick of it, her partners use of cannabis is very much a 'now'.…

  • HEALTH, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY HUSBAND GAVE UP DRINKING

    When we hear of stories of sobriety they, more often than not, come from the perspective of the the ex-drinker. This list from Emma offers something different; giving us an insight into what it is like to be the partner of someone who decides to cut alcohol out of their life.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    PREMENSTRUAL DYSPHORIC DISORDER

    PMDD have you heard of it? Turns out it is PMS's evil twin. It stands for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and it effects 1 in 20 women and makes the days running up to their period some kind of living hell, reeking havoc with body and mind. Here Claire Walker shares her experience. …

  • BODY IMAGE, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MUST READ

    MENOPAUSE: A CURSE & A PRIVILEDGE

    Until recent years, menopause was rarely discussed in mainstream media. Louise & Meg Matthews are committed to changing that and helping everyone (not just women!) understand the wide impact it has and in doing so offering support and reassuring. This list is a great example of how much there is to learn.…