Mental Health

Dear Daily Mail I’m not hooked on Happy Pills 23

Did you see the front cover of the Daily Mail on Friday 29th December? Or seen ‘A nation hooked on happy pills‘ article by Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent online? According to the Daily Mail I am hooked on my happy pills. That I went to my GP demanding a quick fix. And they were tired of dealing with lots of unhappy, complaining patients and knowing that I wouldn’t be able to talk to anyone just gave me some pills. Actually Mr Spencer it didn’t happen like that. When I first started taking antidepressants I was 22 and seeing a counsellor. […]

According to the Daily Mail I am hooked on my happy pills

Top ten ways to look after your mental health at Christmas

Top ten ways to look after your Mental Health at Christmas 12

Do you find that the Christmas season affects your mental health? Do you feel pressure to feel happy at this time? Do you find it hard to spend lots of time having to feel jolly? The lead up to Christmas starts so early. For three months we are bombarded with Christmas adverts, the must have presents, decorations and songs. For me I can’t begin to feel Christmassy until December. This year I have had my nails painted red and sparkly and have bought my first ever Christmas jumper. I have nearly finished my Christmas shopping because I really don’t want […]

Why you need to read ‘How to be Champion’ by Sarah Millican 13

I have recently read the new book How to be Champion by Sarah Millican. It’s an autobiography, so not a usual book that I would review for my blog. But I believe that there are many reasons why you should read this book! It is a positive, inspiring book which is very good for your mental health. There are ‘How to be Champion’ tips at the end of each chapter which are inspiring, amusing and relevant to each stage in Sarah’s life and to yours! ‘Be yourself or else you’ll have to keep up the pretence for ever. Unless you’re an […]

Why you need to read Sarah Millican's book 'How to be Champion.'