Eco-anxiety, the Psychological Effects of Climate Change
People care about the planet and the environment. Most people recognise that we live on planet earth and rely upon a stable environment, so when seemingly little climate action takes place and the headlines fill with stories of a ‘climate emergency’, there is a huge toll on the mental health of individuals. This is the […]
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How To Be Afraid and Do It Anyway
I recently came across an Instagram story that I thought was particularly relevant to a struggle many of us face; that is, anxiety with regards to work, socialising, or studying. The post was titled ‘How To Be Afraid and Do it Anyway’ and lists a few practical strategies to enable you to control, harness, and […]
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Supporting An Anxious Friend
I have suffered with anxiety my entire life. The thing is, I was only diagnosed with anxiety this year after it left me bed ridden. I tried to ignore my pounding heart and sweaty brow on a winter’s day for so long that eventually it caught up with me. I always hid my identity with […]
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Phone Calls Are Terrifying
Phone calls are terrifying. It’s so awkward talking to someone without being able to see them. Who talks when? What facial expressions are they making? Are they secretly judging you on your phone manner and all the mistakes you’re making? How do you naturally hang up on them?
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Yoga for Anxiety
Recently, I’ve been searching for avenues to control my anxiety and depression. My psychologist suggested practising mindfulness (more to come on that later) or exercise; anything to get me out of bed, out of the house, and into fresh air. Yoga has been one of the more successful things I’ve tried—both at the gym and in […]
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Seeing Mental Illness Everywhere?
The other day, one of my friends told me that I see mental health issues everywhere. It was said in the heat of an argument, and I think it was meant to sting a little, but I can’t help but think that it might be true.