Posts tagged mental health

Body Image and Mental Health

This week is mental health awareness week and this year’s focus is about body image and the potential impact on our mental health. This link may not be something you have considered before. Research has found that higher body dissatisfaction is associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders. Conversely, body satisfaction and appreciation…

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Your Stories- Claire’s experience of postnatal depression

Today Claire from This Mummy Rocks is sharing her story about her own experience with postnatal depression after the birth of her 5th son. This is her story…. Mental health has always been a part of my life. Growing up with a Mum who struggled with mental health issues and myself experiencing mental health issues from my teens. Mental health was not new to me….

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Your Stories- Kate- So, What If You’re Not ‘Just A Bit Tired and Stressed Out’?

Down The Rabbit Hole Depression is a sneaky bastard. Deployed by stealth and aided and abetted by dismissal and diminution. Camouflaged by excuses and practicalities and the ability to hold it together. But, nonetheless there it is, underneath it all. I’m depressed at the moment. I’ve been struggling. But it was only a couple of days ago that I truly realised what was going on….

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Your Stories- Bec for the #mymindandme campaign

Since becoming a Mum in 2015, I’ve felt elated yet anxious, fulfilled yet defeated.. Nothing you read, preach or do will prepare you for the waves of emotions that you will have becoming a parent. Gone are the days of being selfish and only worrying about number one, you will ALWAYS have them on your mind and be questioning their own happiness and contentment before…

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Your Stories- Louise

  When my PND was most severe, I considered driving my car into a wall.   I was at some traffic lights and the thought just struck me, I remember so vividly. I was a useless mother, a terrible wife and I had been horrid to my friends. It was the obvious option. Thankfully I never felt the urge to hurt the children and as…

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Let’s talk about mental health- A guest Anonymous post

  Over the past year and a bit, I have posted quite candidly about my mental health and mental illness journey but talking about mental illness is still so difficult for people. But why?   This is a very honest and to the point anonymous guest post all about let’s talk about mental health. It is quite concise but I feel really hits the nail…

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Today Anxiety Won

Today Anxiety has won. It has completely consumed me and I have been left paralysed in panic. I couldn’t go to work, I was too scared to go. I just couldn’t do it. I tried to make myself but couldn’t. I feel nauseous, can’t face any food. Cant stop crying. Can’t concentrate not anything.  I know it’s self involved and selfish, so then I feel…

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