If life is a roller coaster; full of twists and turns so bright, dynamic and exciting that you never want to get off – then depression is a basement. It is deep underground, and it is dark. So dark you’re too afraid to move. You just sit stationary, wishing you could escape, but unable to see a way out.Continue reading “Men’s mental health a perspective”
It has been such a long time since my last post- but don’t worry, I have more things coming soon!
I wanted to talk a bit about anxiety and university in this post. It is now the time of year when people start to go to university- this may be for the first time, or for the final time. This year, of course, is going to be completely different than all others.. I went to university for the first time way back in 2009- (that weird time, when we didn’t all have laptops and had to go to the library to use a computer, when the world was full of girls with super thin eyebrows, when we took actual cameras out on nights out… what a time!)Continue reading “Anxiety and University”
Graduation time is fast approaching many of us! It’s a time of celebration, but can also be a source of worry.Continue reading “Grappling graduation fears”
For this post I have welcomed my friend Sophie to write a guest post. In this piece, Sophie shares her personal experience of mental illness during her PhD studies, including receiving her diagnosis and learning how to work healthily. Sophie welcomes questions/discussions about her experience and is happy to respond to any questions left respectfully in the comments below.
Hi guys, so todays post is going to be a bit more personal and will be about my mental health progress.Continue reading “Mental health chat: Progress”
So this weeks post is of a few things that I do to try and turn a bad day round.
February 1st is Time to Talk Day. This is a day that aims at bringing us all together and talking about mental health problems- and breaking the silence.
I have debated about writing this post for some time now- partly because it is very personal, and partly because I have been worried that it could end up coming across as a ‘pity’ post- and I don’t want to.
This post will be about dating as a anxious PhD.
We all have days where we are feeling down, stressed or anxious. The problem is knowing when its not ‘normal’ anymore- the other problem is that when you notice its not normal its already a problem…