Enough – It’s Time to End the Shame, Fear and Stigma of Mental Illness

Enough – It’s Time to End the Shame, Fear and Stigma of Mental Illness

When I started writing about PTSD and depression, I had three reasons. Firstly, because it was cathartic. It was a way for me to raise things with Kara*, my psychologist, that I knew I was never going to just broach in conversation. I've always been more comfortable on paper than in person, so this was [...]

Silencing the Harshest Critic – the Positive Effects of Exercise on Anxiety

Silencing the Harshest Critic – the Positive Effects of Exercise on Anxiety

I distinctly remember the onset of my eating disorder, though it wasn’t something I was consciously aware of at the time. It appeared suddenly and immersed itself in my world, like a new friend that I didn’t want to disappoint. I was 13 years old and my mum had just told me that she had [...]