Mental Health

“Even Now, As A 26 Year Old, The Bullying I Experienced Still Affects Me”

 *James was bullied throughout school. Here he writes a letter to his younger self Dear 13 year old me. I’m writing this to you on the eve of one of the biggest days of your life to come. Hopefully it will help you through what is going to be a very rough few years. By

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LGBT+ Related Bullying in the Eating Disorder Community: Krista Sturgeon Blogs

LGBT+ related bullying in the eating disorder community When you go for eating disorder treatment the last thing you ever expect is to be bullied in this environment, but when you are not a straight, white, female it happens more than you might think. I must admit that things are getting better, but people that

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The Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Grief: Grief Expert Victoria Moore Blogs

Grief expert Victoria Moore on the top 5 things you didn’t know about grief Recent Ditch the Label research revealed that those that bully are often responding in an aggressive way to a stressful or traumatic situation at home, such as their parents’ divorce or, a bereavement in the family. With this in mind, grief

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“I Was Tired Of Taking 200 Selfies a Day”: Danny Bowman Blogs

Danny Bowman blogs about how body image issues and mental illness drove him to attempt suicide When I was 14 years old I moved to a new school. This was a huge transition for me; moving from a small town middle school to an inner city private school. At this new school I felt like

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“I Suffer Really Badly With Anxiety: We Interviewed Lucy Spraggan

We talked to Lucy Spraggan about life in the public eye, mental health and coming out DtL: Hi Lucy! You have just released the very emotive ‘Dear you’ – you have said it is about the impact mental health can have upon us; what events inspired you to write the song? Lucy: I wanted people

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“I’ve Learned So Much About OCD and Its Ability to Make Your Mind Take Over Your Body”

YouTuber Brenna Burk blogs about life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Years ago, if you’d asked me what OCD is, I would have given you one of two answers: “Isn’t that where people organise stuff a lot?” or “I don’t know, I’ve never heard of it.” If you ask me today, however, you’re in for a

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‘A Young Man Approached Me and Told Me My Music Had Kept Him From Taking His Own Life’

We interviewed Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Rachael Sage DtL: What has been your proudest moment so far? Rachael: My proudest moment so far has been when a young man approached me at a show in San Francisco and told me my music had kept him from taking his own life. While the details of

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Intrusive Thoughts: Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Laura Ivy blogs about living with OCD I remember sitting in a psychology lesson when I was fifteen, flicking through my textbook and writing down the definitions of keywords in the glossary. One of those keywords was ‘Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’. Upon reading the definition I was shocked at how strongly I could relate to it.

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‘School was a Very Difficult Place for me to Navigate’ – Autism, Disordered Eating and Bipolar: Joe Plumb Shares His Story

Autism, Disordered Eating and Bipolar – Joe Plumb shares his story From the very first day of school I was treated differently. Other kids didn’t seem to want to talk or interact with me and neither me or my parents understood why. I felt so alone. At the age of six, I was diagnosed with

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‘After Agoraphobia Took Hold, My Life Changed Dramatically’ – Anxious and Agoraphobic: Lauren Rose Shares her Story

Lauren Rose on living with anxiety and agoraphobia If you had told me at the age of 22 that I’d spend the next three years incredibly anxious and housebound, I wouldn’t have believed you. My issues with anxiety seemed to come completely out of left field – one day I was a normal twenty-something; enjoying

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