Category: Anxiety

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 …

To All The Friends I’ve Let Down – An Open Letter

This is an open letter, and probably the most difficult letter I’ve ever written. So why I decided to make it so public, I’m not really sure. But I think it’s important to talk openly and honestly about mental health, or else nothing will ever change and people will always …

Please Don’t Tell Me To Calm Down

“Please don’t tell me to calm down!” If I had a pound for every time I wanted to say that, I’d be much wealthier than I am now! Anxiety sucks, doesn’t it? I reckon everyone has felt at least some level of anxiety at some point and even those who …