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 – 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 – Suffering In Silence

Our first guest post for this year's #timetotalkday blogathon is from Neha. Today on Thrive in Chaos, she is sharing a personal story of her and her family's experience with mental health and mental illness and it has an important message. Mental Health – A personal story Mental health – such a big word and [...]

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 [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Now

Talking about mental health is not always easy. In fact, I think it's rarely easy. It's the kind of conversation we avoid out of embarrassment or fear - and I think that happens whether you're trying to talk about your own mental health or whether you're trying to broach the subject of your concern about [...]

It’s #TimeToTalk – Self-Care

I've written blog posts before about how creativity and little acts of self-care help pick us up on the bad days, but it's so important to make time to take care of yourself on the good days as well. I know I have struggled with a reluctance to prioritise self-care; it feels selfish and self-indulgent, [...]