Guest Post: Support With Mental Health

This month will be my first guest post, and the fabulous Olivia dungarees-and-donuts has written the most incredible post for thecurvaceousvegan.com. Mental health is something that both myself & Olivia have spoken about on our blogs, and it is something that is very close to our hearts.

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Sat in the doctors on that very Thursday afternoon was the first time in a long time I thought things may actually be okay. My doctor turned to me and said, it’s going to be ok you’ve come to the right place, this was something I hadn’t heard for a while. I had just told him my depression was rearing its ugly head again and I needed help. A lot of people assume going to the doctors won’t help and they’ll laugh in your face, but it turns out they actually don’t. They treat you exactly the same as if you were having chest pain or a migraine. Depression, is something I have struggled with for many years, and I didn’t see a way out anymore. So what I did? I went and asked for help, and you know what it’s made a much stronger person for doing so. My doctor gave me medication, and I am still to this day seeing which ones work for me, and that’s okay. I have my bad days but who doesn’t. As well as depression I suffer from Anxiety which after knocks me for six, and I find it hard to even leave the house, but that’s okay. I take the day and make the most of it, how I want to which is often lying in bed and watching Netflix, does it make me a weak person? It certainly does NOT. Mental Health is something that is only just starting to be tackled but it should of been tackled full force a long time ago.

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Mental Health is often associated with being weak but that is not what it is at all, having a mental illness is actually an illness like it says in the name, just like any other. We didn’t ask for it anymore than anyone asked to get cancer. We are fighting just as hard to get better. So why am I here today? To tell you there is help available for those who are struggling and that if you need that help then you should seek it. You are as important as anyone else in this world and you deserve to feel that way. Is a friend you care about struggling or are you yourself? Take a look at this website full of amazing helplines who are more than happy to help you through your struggles and help you find the support and help you need: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/mental-health-helplines.aspx
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Thank you so much Amie, for letting me talk about such an important topic and I would love to guest post again sometime soon!
Lots of Love, Liv!
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3 Comments

  1. facebook-profile-picture 27/05/2015 / 4:38 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it darling! I am so glad that it has helped you! If there is anything else I can do to help you out, I would be happy to talk to you 🙂 stay strong darling <3

  2. 07/07/2015 / 9:20 pm

    Great post. Stigma with mental health isn’t talked about nearly enough. The more it becomes common discussion, the more people will get the help they need.

    • facebook-profile-picture 07/07/2015 / 9:49 pm

      I think it is definitely a topic that needs to be talked about more, just to get people to understand how difficult it can be ♡

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