SOCIAL MEDIA

Friday, 6 September 2019

Being suicidal




Did you the word suicide grab your attention? 'Suicide' is a word that intrigues us and yet makes us all a little uncomfortable. It's a topic that we want to skim over quickly or ignore completely. But with suicide rates rising at an alarming speed, we need to have conversations about it. We need to talk about suicide until it is no longer an uncomfortable topic, until you can say that you feel suicidal just like you can say that you found a lump in your breast. 

Sunday, 29 July 2018

The Little Moments



Trigger warning: suicidal thoughts

I am writing this on my 3 and a half hour journey home from Portsmouth after the #MHBlogAwards. Recently I have found myself lost in a fog of anxiety, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. A scary place to be when it feels like the force of those thoughts get stronger and you may be fighting a losing battle. The majority of my days, whilst I function normally, are filled with constant worry and a brain that seems to constantly whisper that suicide is the answer. It is draining fighting the thoughts and pretending that everything is ok. Sometimes, however, I get little moments of rest bite. Days where talking isn't too difficult, where my brain has the space to think of other things, where I don't feel constantly on the edge of a panic attack and where my cheeks actually ache from smiling. 

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Mental illness; the ugly truth



With Mental Health Awareness week beginning tomorrow, I wanted to do a mental health post depicting the ugly truths of living with these debilitating illnesses. Far too often in tv shows and movies, we see a romanticised version of what it's like to suffer from mental illness. So I wanted this post to be brutally honest, so it does come with a trigger warning. Living with a mental illness is horrible and as it is an invisible illness, those who don't suffer struggle to understand. So I took to Twitter and asked people to tell me what it is like living with their illness, here is their story, here is their ugly truth.  

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Death, an uncomfortable conversation

This isn't going to be the happiest of posts, as the title suggests so if you are finding yourself vulnerable I would suggest clicking away. This is a post that is pretty honest as no one talks about death, at least not the reality. EVER. So I want to talk about it.


With the second series of 13 Reasons Why set to be released on Netflix on the 18th of May, I decided to rewatch the first series. Then something hit me.

Friday, 21 July 2017

What if there was no tomorrow?


This post contains spoilers for the Netflix Original film Before I Fall and comes with a trigger warning as I will be touching upon the topic of suicide. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Suicidal thoughts and fighting back



Suicidal thoughts suck. They are painful and distressing and can take over your mind. So how do we accept them as part of depression without acting on them?


Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Suicide Prevention Week


The suicide prevention week runs between the 6th and the 12th of September in the hopes to raise awareness about suicide. Every year 800,00 people die from suicide which equates to someone killing themselves every 40 seconds. According to The Samaritans in 2013, there were 6,708 suicides in the UK alone, the majority being men between 40 and 50.