It’s #TimeToTalk – Bullying

This next post is written by Grace who blogs over at Life In Bloom. Here she shares her experiences of bullying and the impact it had on her mental health, as well as some words of encouragement for overcoming these kinds of negative experiences. Bullying & Mental Health Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Busting Stress

This guest post is written by the lovely Millie, who blogs over at MSB Life. Today, she's sharing with us her top tips for busting those stress monsters that love to bother us... Hello, Readers of the #TimetoTalk blogathon! For my guest post, I shall be writing about my 'Top 5 Ways to Fight Back Against [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Depression: The Fog

This next guest post is written by JC Stephenson, author of 'A Murder in Auschwitz'. Here he shares his experiences with depression: its randomness, its creeping intrusiveness, its all consuming nature, and the hope there is for overcoming and living beyond it. My Fog I did not see it myself. It took someone else to tell [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Managing Panic Attacks

In the last post, Rachel talked about her experience of panic disorder and accepting the reality of living with it. In this post, I explore some strategies that can support you to manage panic attacks. Panic attacks are terrifying things. When you first experience them it is impossible to know what is happening and it [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Acceptance

Our next guest post comes from Rachel over at Tales of a 4 Child Mom. I love her honesty in this post and know many people will be able to relate to what she has to say. But I Do Not Want To Have Panic Disorder: Accepting My Mental Illness I do not want to [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Believing In Yourself

Mental illness can really sap the self belief right out of you. It's easy to get lost and completely mired in feelings of worthlessness and become convinced that what we want out of life is never going to happen. This next guest post is from the lovely Karishma who blogs over at Gratisoul. Her post [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Little Joys

It often feels like mental illness robs us of so much. On the bad days, finding any sort of joy in life can seem completely impossible - futile, in fact. But this is why it's important to find and acknowledge the joy in good days - even the tiniest joys - so that we can [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Anxiety

Verbalising (or in this case typing!) the reality of experiences of anxiety is difficult but helpful. I still find that using the phrase ‘living with mental illness’, or anything like it, causes something in me shrank away in a ball of shame and fear. In spite of my advocacy of openness when it comes to [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Silence

I wrote this particular post for last year's #TimeToTalk blogathon but I felt it was still pertinent today so I wanted to reshare it. Staying silent about the realities of mental health and mental illness massively contributes to the ill effects of mental illness and perpetuates the stigma and shame which is, unfortunately still so [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Meditation

Meditation is increasingly popular in this day and age. The market is saturated with apps and books and blogs with guided meditations for focus, for calm, for good sleep, for clarity. It is something I have 'dabbled' with but sometimes struggle to connect with. Guided meditations can be hugely helpful but if it's something you're [...]