Category: Anxiety

It’s OK to Say No

It’s OK to Say No Hands up who needs to be reminded of this? Believe me, you can’t see it, but my hand is definitely up! All the way up. I’m waving. And there’s a neon sign flashing above my head. I am one of those people who doesn’t like …

5 Things Living With Anxiety Has Taught Me

Anxiety sucks. I’m pretty sure we all agree on that. And I’m not trying to pretend that it isn’t awful. But I have learned a thing or two along the way. I am stronger than I think Anyone living with anxiety is stronger than they think. Anxiety makes me feel …

Men’s Mental Health – We Need To Talk

I’ve avoided talking about men’s mental health so far, because it’s obviously not where my personal experience lies. But it’s something we need to talk about. According to Mental Health Foundation, women are more likely than men to have a common mental health problem and are almost twice as likely …

Why I Talk About Mental Health

I know, from messages I’ve received, that most of the people who read my blog already understand why I talk about mental health. But, it seems that not everyone does. Last week, I received a comment on one of my posts, asking why I talk about mental health so much …

Why Is It So Hard To Get Mental Health Support?

I want to start by saying that I am very lucky. For a start, I married an Occupational Therapist who specialises in mental health, which is like the holy grail of husbands for someone with depression and anxiety (Love you, Mr Becca!). I also have a pretty good GP. When …

Mental Health Medication – Why So Much Stigma?

You know what I hate? The stigma surrounding mental heath medication. I mean, when I tell people about my hypothyroidism, no one bats an eyelid when they hear that I’ll be on medication for the rest of my life. When I have a headache, the first thing people say is …