In a recent column in the Telegraph, Boris Johnson—our new prime minister— suggested how “we can improve mental health, save money and boost the economy all in one go.” ... Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your job, and I am glad that the people in power are now considering mental health as part of their policy making; however, to position work as a “therapy” or even a “cure” is not only ignorant, but dangerous.
There can be a lot of social pressure nowadays, which regularly comes from social media and the fact we can always see what our family and friends are doing. If we are sat at home often we find ourselves scrolling through the many pictures or videos of friends/family/acquaintances out having fun or spending time with… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: Its Okay not to want to be around People all the time
Here at ECBC we believe it is vital for every single person to be able to share their experiences living with a mental illness (if they choose to, no one should feel they have to). Introducing Jenni Dunlap, a lifestyle blogger and mother of two, who is Legally Blind and shares her experience of life… Continue reading Blind & Thriving
I am lucky enough to have a good close group of friends, however I didn't tell any of these friends that I was struggling. I didn't want to bother anyone else with my problems, why should they have to deal with my struggles? A friend has since reminded me that this is was good friends… Continue reading Living with a Mental Illness: It’s Okay To Ask For Help
During University I had friends who lived with anxiety and depression and I had no idea how to help. I didn't understand mental illness and I'm ashamed to say I often asked why they just couldn't get over it. I was fortunate to never have struggled with anxiety at this stage, but now that I… Continue reading Understanding Anxiety & Depression: How to Help
The opening and the ending are always the most important parts of any story. The Dusk ‘til Dawn blog series is centred around the idea that the way we start and end our days set the tone for how we feel. ***** Cold sweats, racing heart, sinking stomach, buzzing mind. And all you’ve done is… Continue reading Dusk ‘til Dawn: Coping with Morning Anxiety
Written by Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger Cara Lisette. Cara shares her experience of opening up about her mental illness and how writing and sharing her story has helped on her self-love journey. If you’d have asked me five years ago what my biggest fear was, it would have been anybody finding out about… Continue reading The Importance of Writing Down Your Feelings
Depression is often described as a form of darkness. It can leave you bed-bound, isolated and desperate for answers. I can tell you though that it is possible to live with depression through my own experience and I have found the five tips below really helped. Emma x 1. Go outside Getting outside is… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do To Help Live with Depression