Browsing Tag: Stigma

International Women’s Day 2020

March 8th: International Women’s Day. One of my first posts to my blog when it transferred from a personal journal to a lifestyle was on International Women’s Day 2018. I remember writing it, choosing my words wisely as I had in my previous gender equality and feminism posts, careful not to ruffle feathers or be […]

The Meanings we attach.

I’ve been doing an extensive amount of psychology work recently researching the varying perspectives on debates from aggression to gender. It sparked a thought when I realized me and a new friend of mine, Katelyn, both place mental health and illness meanings to mountains. It made me consider the vast amount of people that exist […]

Lonely in a crowded room.

But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying. – The Fault in our Stars I thought of this quote as I began this blog post, reminded of the scene just before I began typing. It felt rather poignant to the term lonely too. Loneliness is […]

My Future: Holding on to Hope.

Looking to the future, with hope… Foolish, naive, idiotic. Optimistic, hopeful, determined. I don’t know which collective of adjectives is best suited to describe my dreams as an anxiety-fueled 19-year-old with nearly four years of fight under her belt. 4 therapists down the line. and multiple combinations and doses of medication trialed and tested. I regularly […]

Movies and Mental Illness​

Hello lovely, There has always been a common issue with the media creation of books, film and TV, which closely explore mental illness or heavily feature characters who have a mental illness, in the romanticisation of it and trivialisation of it. This probably happens for multiple reasons, but it doesn’t mean that all of these […]