The Symptoms of Depression Nobody Talks About

Depression is often very misunderstood. Some believe it means simply being sad and unmotivated, when in reality, the symptoms of depression often have a way of infiltrating everything, from the smallest, most unsuspecting details, to the biggest, most significant aspects. And trying to explain this often feels like trying to hold onto water. I did a…

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Dim the Spotlight on… Audrey Hepburn [#4]

THIS IS A NEW SERIES WHICH CONSISTS OF ME LOOKING BACK AT ARTISTS I LOVE AND HAVE INFLUENCED ME THAT ARE UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER ALIVE. If you don't know who Audrey Hepburn is, then where were you all your life? She was dubbed the most beautiful woman year after year. And, well, look at her!…

Mental Health First Aid

Well...! I've finally done it! The first of many steps towards breaking the stigma surrounding mental health problems in Malta: I am a Mental Health First Aider! Confetti it's a parade! Celebrations aside, this has been something I've wanted to do since forever. And it's finally done. 2 Saturdays. 6 hours each. Lots of laughs…

Why I Still Go to Therapy… and why it’s OK

This is probably one of those posts where I had a thousand of ideas, and yet I never really knew how to form those ideas in a decent post. That, and I found it really difficult writing this post. Because the stigma surrounding mental health is still there. I was told by my family not to…

Dim the Spotlight on… Chris Cornell [#1]

This is a new series which consists of me looking back at artists I love and have influenced me that are unfortunately no longer alive. My earliest memory of Cornell is when I heard the song 'Black Hole Sun' playing on VH1 Classic when I was a pre-teen. As I usually do with every song…

#BreaktheStigma… from the Survivors

"People think that OCD is all about being a neat freak or washing hands." "My friends and I were having a discussion about suicide, and one said that anyone who commits suicide is a selfish." "People think that anyone who commits suicide is selfish because they don't think of the pain their family and friends go…