Lets Talk About Mental Health.

Hey M’lovelies,

Today I am going to be talking to you about the subject of mental health and this may be triggering for some people so I do recommend not reading this post if you feel it could potentially cause you any upset.

I have decided to talk about this topic because I have seen nothing but people getting attacked for their mental health in the news and on my facebook which I think is just disgusting. You never know what could tip a person over the edge and so to attack them while you know they are low is despicable and I personally couldn’t think of anything crueller.

Mental health is not something that should be taken lightly as 1 in 4 people will statistically suffer from some form of mental illness or mental health issue each year. People need to be made more aware of how they could help those who may need it because I know I’d feel awful if I couldn’t help a loved one who needed me.

In the Uk and Ireland, more than 6,000 people will take their own life each which just goes to show that it can happen to anybody. If more people were made aware of mental illness and there was more access to support then I’m sure that number would decline drastically.

If your friend is struggling and they come to you then the first thing you need to do is let them know that it is going to be okay and that you are proud of them, because it would have taken a world of strength for them to pluck up the courage to talk to you about it. They’ve done the hard part and just need a hand getting through the rest.

Naturally, you are going to ask them why they’re feeling the way they do but if they respond with ‘I don’t know’ then they’re not doing it to be awkward or because they don’t want to tell you … sometimes they really don’t know. Not knowing what is wrong often causes things like depression to get worse because they don’t want to feel the way that they do, but they can’t figure out what is causing it to begin with to help fix it.

Don’t get annoyed at them for not wanting to go out all the time because they are not always going to feel up to it. Sometimes they are going to want to shut themselves away from everyone because they may feel like a burden and like they’ll bring everybody down, but they’re going to need you there when they do feel up to going out.

Encourage them to seek medical help if things don’t improve but don’t push it upon them because that will just make them not want to get help at all. They will get to the point where they are ready to seek the help themselves but they are going to need you to be patient and they’re going to need you to be there for them when do.

You may find out that they are self-harming and if you are both teenagers then the best thing you can do is inform a school or parent before they become a potential danger to themselves. If you are both adults then the only thing you can do is try your best to get them to stop but if it becomes serious then you may need to seek medical intervention for them.

Finally, there are hundreds of diffrent mental illness’ such as Bipolar, OCD etc and it would be a very good idea to research whatever one your friend has because that way you’ll know what expected and will have a better idea on how to support them through it.

To everyone out there suffering, what you are going through is not your fault and you’re going to come out on top even if you don’t feel like it now. You are brave and you should be so proud of yourself for being so strong.

If you are feeling suicidal then please contact The Samaritans on 116 123. It is completely free, open 24hrs and they are there to help.


Blogger of the week

Blogger of the week.

Hey m’lovelies,

Today is the day that I finally start my blogger of the week series which means that each week, I will be telling you guys about a fellow blogger that I think you should check out for yourselves. I am doing this because blogging is not easy and I want to play a part in getting peoples work noticed, even if it is a very small part.

kicking it off is ‘‘ run by the insanely talented Alanna who has been blogging on that site since 2017 but had a previous blog that ran for 5 years (the dedication on this girl is unreal guys!).

Alanna very rarely has a day off from her blog and is very interactive with her followers on both her Instagram, Twitter and in the comment section of her blog. You’d think that with her posting almost every day that some posts may not be as intriguing as other, but that is certainly not the case here because her content always has me hooked and her blogmas posts were some the best I read.

Her dedication has meant that she has gained 1,387 followers and an outstanding 14,431 hits on her blog in just over a year and she deserves every bit of her success. Her blog covers a wide range of topics including lifestyle, beauty and even food which means that she has something that everybody can enjoy.

The next section does contain pieces of Alanna’s life that are very personal and sensitive to her. I want to assure you that I asked her permission to include it in this post and her willingness to share it with us goes to show just how brave and amazing she truly is.

I asked Alanna why she started blogging and what she thought of how far she had come in the last year and she replied …

“Hi lovely, I started this blog back in December 2017 but I had previously had a blog that was running for 5 years. I started blogging because I needed an escape from my sexual assault flashback’s, I didn’t want to keep on self harming so I decided to create a new blog. In just 1 year I’ve reached over 14k views and I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing brands. For me it’s not about that though, it’s the fact that I’m still writing and still living.” 

She is a true inspiration to me and all bloggers alike so please go and show her some love. I have linked all her social media accounts below so go and follow.

Twitter – @likeagalaxygirl

Instagram – @lifelikeagalaxygirlblog

I hope you guys have enjoyed this post and hopefully will enjoy the series. Please comment blogs you recommend or your own below and I will be sure to check them out.

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