Improving Our Self-Esteem

Becoming mentally healthy is easier said than done for most people. It takes a lot of time and dedication to self-care, time people don't seem to have. Here I will share some tips that aren't time consuming and doable for everyone. Like many, I sometimes struggle with my self-confidence and esteem especially when my acne…

Coping with Mental Illness During the Holidays

For many, the holidays can be a very anxious and stressful time for a lot of different reasons. Suppose you’re responsible for buying your family gifts or expected to be at certain family events with relatives you don’t particularly feel comfortable socialising with. Suppose you already have a lot of anxiety and stress in your…

Is Your Environment Affecting Your Mental Health?

Have you ever wondered why you thrive better in some environments than you do in others? I’ve thought about it a lot over the last week with various people I know having their environment impact their emotions and ultimately their mental health. Research suggests that we have a distinctive awareness of our environment and seek…

Mental Health Stigma

More now than ever mental health stigma needs to be addressed, so serious changes within society can occur. Over the weekend in Melbourne, Australia (November 9) there was a tragic turn of events where an individual stabbed three people and set a car on fire. As a result, one person died. The person responsible also…

Get your Mental Health Back on Track

Now and then we get a bit off track. Our routines change and we're left with a lot of free time with our thoughts. Something we can all relate to, right? The day seems to get longer, warmer, less busy. However, for some, they get busier, shorter, with less time to acknowledge thoughts. Either way, they…

Coping with Loss

The loss of a loved one is sometimes plus a part in diminishing mental health and self-care. It is an emotion so strong it stops all others in its tracks. It takes over your entire body; your total emotional well-being is under threat. I know it sounds dramatic, but it's often true. Losing a loved…

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is different for all of us, yet the most relatable and understandable definition (in my opinion) is “being able to cope with the stressors of life and being able to process thoughts and feelings which allow us to be productive in society”. I want to specify here that mental health is different to…