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    Mental Health

    Ferret Fitness guest post

    So today I’ve got a treat for you and it’s a lovely guest post from Sara from over at Ferret Fitness. Give it a little check and a follow guys, I’m sure she’d appreciate it very much! So, Who are you, where are you from, what do you write about on your blog & why do you write about your experiences? I’m Sara, I’m from Melbourne Australia. My blog is a mix of health, fitness, mental health and motivation – focusing on making positive changes as easily as possible. We don’t post anything that makes others feel down about themselves. We think it’s really important to acknowledge that everyone has…

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    Mental Health

    Real talk: The importance of reaching out for support.

    So yesterday I talked about socialising and how it can benefit mental health. One major part of socialising is reaching out to others when you need help. This is also a major part of the recovery journey. Today, I want to focus on the importance of reaching out for support when you need it. Can I be real with you for a bit? Depression isn’t always just feeling down and staying in bed and crying. It showcases itself in so many different ways in people. Some people can seem the happiest of people and function as a machine yet be struggling so hard on the inside. Others, they can’t really…

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    Mental Health

    Socialising is good for the mind and soul.

    Socialising when your mental health is at a low is quite hard and daunting. Today for me, was one of those days. I’ve not been in the best of moods or wanting to deal with other people for a long while. I had this family mini Halloween party thing that the husband wanted to go to and for the last few weeks, I’ve been adamant I wasn’t going… I was wrong. I had to go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I don’t like my in-laws… they’re great! I guess I just got sucked into my negative thoughts my mind was feeding me. That I’d be watched, judged, scrutinised…

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    Couples who laugh together, last together.

    ** Please note that this post does lightly mention self harm and abuse. ** Relationships and mental health So, being in a relationship is hard right? Regardless of if you have mental health issues or not. There are fights, there are life events… there’s so much that goes on that can cause strain. However, when you’re suffering from a mental illness, you sometimes forget the extra strain and weight that you put on to someone else who cares so deeply for you. I’m not saying that this is done intentionally, I know it’s not. It’s just a fact that gets puts to the back of your mind and completely forgotten…

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    Mental Health

    “Art is to console those who are broken by life…”

    Vincent Van Gogh once said “Art is to console those who are broken by life…” and you know what? It is! It’s an outlet. It’s something that can draw you in and become a fun and rewarding escape from your thoughts. It can mend, even if just for a short while a broken, weary mind. Now, I’m not saying that everyone needs to run to the shop and buy supplies and paint masterpieces. What I am saying is that it is worth a try. Even if you just doodle on a newspaper with a biro, making every politician look like they came from a cartoon from the 1990’s. Anything. It’s…