Dear Demi,

My feelings are all over the place as I'm writing this. To be honest, they're always all over the place, But that's not the point. The point is, the mental health community - sufferers and professionals - send you peace, love and light. I always identified with her. First time I saw her was when she…

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Dim the Spotlight on… Dolores O’ Riordan [#8]

THIS IS A SERIES ON MY BLOG WHICH CONSISTS OF ME LOOKING BACK AT ARTISTS I LOVE AND/OR HAVE INFLUENCED ME THAT ARE UNFORTUNATELY NO LONGER ALIVE. THEY MAY NOT HAVE NECESSARILY DIED DUE TO THEIR MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS/ES, BUT DURING THEIR LIVES THEY SUFFERED FROM ONE OR MORE. I wanted to wait a bit…

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…

Dim the Spotlight on… Chester Bennington [#3]

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 the previous DtSo post was tough to write, then this one is a hundred times tougher. I found out about Chester's demise during the Hamlet intermission last Thursday... so that's one…

Youtubers/Bloggers Who Talk About Their Mental Health Problems/Illnesses

LikeKirsten Facebook // Instagram // Youtube // Blog // Twitter As a teenager, Kirsten suffered from depression and anxiety. At the beginning, she neither knew what she had nor who to talk to. This was until she started Googling and realised that there were others like her. She has been creating mental health content for…

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…