How my Mental Health Conditions have made me MORE Employable

There is a perception amongst many in society that having a mental health condition means you are unable to achieve as much in your career as somebody who does not. You are often judged as weak and it is believed that you will not be able to cope under the strain of a stressful role within an organisation. Whilst it is important to recognise that mental health can have a detrimental impact on your working life, I think it is equally important to acknowledge that mental health conditions can also equip you with traits which make you an even more valuable employee...

Why it is so Important to Open Up About Your Mental Health

I think that people find it strange that somebody like me would be affected by recurring anxiety disorders and depression. I’m from a loving family, have a supportive long-term relationship, great friends and good career prospects. I’ve never had a reason to feel the way I have done over the last ten years. What I … Continue reading Why it is so Important to Open Up About Your Mental Health

When is the Right Time to Stop Taking Antidepressants?

This week has been a particularly busy one for me which included going to my GP on Wednesday to review my medication. Recently I posted about my experience of antidepressants (which is a positive one) but now I have a choice to make on whether or not to continue to take medication for my mental health. … Continue reading When is the Right Time to Stop Taking Antidepressants?

One Year On, How Antidepressants Helped Me Find Myself Again

On Wednesday I will be returning to see my GP to review my medication just over a year after I began taking antidepressants to help manage my anxiety and subsequent depression. The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 was one of the toughest periods I've been through with my mental health. My anxiety got a grip of me again and … Continue reading One Year On, How Antidepressants Helped Me Find Myself Again

STOP Suicide: Challenging the Stigma and Myths around Suicide

Mental health is a topic which still has a huge amount of stigma attached to it. In fact, the Time to Change campaign states that 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination. The fact that this stigma still exists in a society in which 1 in 4 people experience a mental health … Continue reading STOP Suicide: Challenging the Stigma and Myths around Suicide