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MENTAL HEALTH

  • 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.…

  • 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.…