Mental health awareness week is drawing to a close, and it just so happens to coincide with the Netflix release of '13 Reasons Why - Season 2'. The first season, which was broadcast in March 2017 quickly became the subject of conversation, with critics both slating and supporting the shows plot, content, and its potential… Continue reading Mental Health on Screen
May 14th - 20th marks Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the focus is on Stress. Stress, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries: (Noun) - A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. (Biology) - Physiological disturbance or damage caused to an organism by adverse circumstances. Have you… Continue reading Are You Stressed? MHAW 2018
‘Very thin. White. Young. Female’ ‘Skinny’ ‘Underweight’ ‘Emaciated’ ‘Model-esque’ ‘Thigh gap and collar bones’ These are some of the most frequently used descriptors when you ask a person what they associate with eating disorders. It is when you ask such a question that the lack of understanding and education on eating disorders is highlighted. Body… Continue reading Body Weight and Shape in Eating Disorders
Three years. 149 weeks. 1043 days. That is the average time an individual suffering with an eating disorder will wait before seeking help (BEAT, 2018). It is 2018, and of the hundreds and thousands of individuals who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, AFRID, binge-eating, a disproportionate number are continuing to struggle in silence. Which is… Continue reading #WhyWait? National Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Good morning! Today I thought I would go a little more personal on the blog. It is something I still feel quite a lot of anxiety about, which is why I tend to post less frequently and on more 'current issues' relating to mental health. But when I first began blogging, it was to share… Continue reading Boston – Round II
February 1st: the first Thursday of the month, and the fifth year that mental health movement 'Time to Change' has ran it's annual 'Time to Talk' day. As the name suggests, 'Time to Talk' was launched to campaign for not only more awareness of mental health, but to encourage those who have, and are currently… Continue reading ‘Time to Talk’ 2018
I had planned to write a belated-New Years post, however a more pressing issue came to my attention- the type of issue that gets me incredibly riled up and results in me ranting a little in an online blog post. Please bare with me! January 2nd - the time of year diet companies are rubbing… Continue reading Change4Life – A Lesson in Disordered Eating?