Let’s Talk About It

Trigger Warnings: Emotions, change For my whole life I have always thought that when people are experiencing a hardship or are going through a rough time they talked about it. Apparently this is not the case. I have come to understand that the reason behind this is the mentality that it’s not appropriate to feel […]

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An Adversity To Sound

Trigger Warnings: phonophobia, misophonia, disability 2016 is coming to a close and I have to say, I’m kind of relieved. It has been a tough year for many people, myself included. I have been trying to change my view of 2016, and see it as a year of personal development and discovery. A lot of […]

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Words Matter

Let me tell you a story. It’s a story of tiny, baby K.C. doing triskills back in primary school. Triskills was my absolute favourite thing to ever come out of school (I then went on to study circus arts for about ten years). Now, during one of these triskills sessions, I began to feel a […]

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Just Calm Down, You Say…?

Trigger warnings: Anxiety, panic attacks I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that has had a panic attack and been told to just ‘calm down’; like it’s that easy. When I have a panic attack and someone tells me to calm down, I tend to panic more, and that’s not what I’m aiming for. […]

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Self Care 101

Self care is the art of looking after oneself. This can be as simple as taking time out to read a book or have a nice, relaxing bath. However, there are also people who, due to physical or psychological barriers, frequently need to engage in self care activities in order to get by day to […]

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Little Pieces of Wisdom

Trigger warnings: Psychiatric hospital, depression, anxiety Recently I spent a considerable amount of time in a psychiatric hospital. Sounds scary, I know. I was terrified, but I can honestly say it is probably one of the best things I ever pushed myself to do. It was a time that I spent learning and growing and […]

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Suicide Squad: A Review On Mental Health

Trigger warnings: Depression, aggression, asylum **Spoiler alert** I saw Suicide Squad recently. When it finished my first reaction was ‘oh my gosh, how could they get it so wrong?’ The portrayal of mental health in this movie was, in my opinion, totally off the mark. I have a few points to make about the matter, […]

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What Is Bi Attraction?

The definition of bi attraction has been widely debated throughout the queer community. It was originally known as “attraction to both genders”, however as our knowledge and awareness around gender increased and we discovered an entire spectrum of non-binary genders, this definition became problematic. To say “both” genders implies that there are only two genders, […]

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More Than A Game – Pokemon Go Vs. Depression

People have been going bonkers for the Pokemon Go app. According to the Pokemon Go tech team, there were 47, 302, 242 people playing the game around the globe two weeks after its release. There are people running out buying new phones and battery packs to be able to play the game (myself included!). So […]

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Orlando Shooting Think Piece: One Week On

I’ve learned recently about ‘trigger warnings’ as a way to manage my own self care. I am living with mental illness, so I try to avoid situations and content that might put me and my mental health at risk. But the news doesn’t come with trigger warnings. Life doesn’t come with trigger warnings. So how […]

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