Mental Health issues aren’t a trend

Lately I have started seeing people mention mental health issues as if they are a trend to be in with. Stop it. Please. I see quotes about Bipolar being shared by people on Facebook tagging their friends saying “this is so me haha”. Do you know what love? If that was so you, you wouldn’t be laughing about it. One minute you’d be suicidal and self harming if not attempting to take your own life whilst the next minute high as a kite, hallucinating, getting in debt and doing things you definitely shouldn’t be doing. Bipolar isn’t pretty. It is not something you want to have. You will have mood swings, everybody does, that is a natural part of life but when they are at the extremes of bipolar you will know about it, trust me. Panic attacks and anxiety are also taken out of context way too much by people. Feeling anxious about things does not mean you have Anxiety. Feeling anxious is a natural body response. It’s when these are no longer natural and extreme that being anxious ends and having Anxiety starts. I got to a stage I couldn’t leave the house because I was so scared of something bad happening. I’d be petrified of doctors appointments, I’d be at the toilet for hours beforehand and shaking, feeling nauseous, tight chest, struggling to breath and thinking I was going to pass out or die. This is in no way fun, nor would I ever throw the word Anxiety about as if it was something little. Depression is another one used way too loosely. Just because you don’t get your own way once or you are low on funds doesn’t make you depressed. Depression is awful and can have no cause whatsoever. You might be down, low even sad and tearful. That’s fine, as said before it’s natural to have emotions to situations in your life. Depression stops you living your daily life normally. You are suicidal, you don’t see a point in living or why anyone even cares about you. It is literally hell on earth and incredibly hard to live with. Seeing people describe people they dislike as “psycho” or “skits”. Seriously? It’s highly unlikely they have Schizophrenia or Psychosis but even if they do, do you think it’s acceptable to throw the word around as a description of who they are? No. No it isn’t. It’s far from acceptable. People with these mental health issues usually struggle with life the most and it isn’t acceptable to use the word to describe somebody without issues. It belittles mental health conditions and what people go through on a daily basis just to stay alive. It honestly disgusts me. Mental health issues are just as important as physical health conditions. There is always uproar when names are thrown around based on physical health conditions so let’s do the same for mental health conditions instead of letting it pass over our heads because we can’t see them. Please have respect for every single person suffering from mental health issues that are fed up of diagnoses being thrown around like they’re a fashion accessory or a “description”. Jenna Von x Share This:

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N:Rem foam mattress topper review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I was so excited to hear I had the opportunity to review the N:Rem foam mattress topper. I suffer from neck and back pain majority of the time. Several of the nights my legs also ache, I can only describe it similar to growing pains when I was a child but more severe. I was thrilled to read that this mattress topper was “designed specifically for pain sufferers, all N:rem products are customisable to your exact needs.” (N:rem Website) This sounded like the perfect product for me. Share This:

Stress Free App - Review

Stress Free Thrive App – Review

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Stress Free application from Thrive free of charge for a month I jumped at the chance. I was asked for a review for their website in exchange for the free trial but because I have enjoyed using this app I thought I would also post about it on here. The ‘Stress Free’ app consists of several sections including breathing, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, self-hypnosis and the zen garden. I thought this would be beneficial for my mental health mainly my Anxiety by being able to relax myself. I also thought the deep muscle relaxation may be beneficial for the general pains I get in my limbs. Share This:

CBT for Anxiety - Part Two

CBT for Anxiety – Part Two

If you read my last blog post you would know I started CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for my Anxiety and issues around this. If you haven’t you can catch up with that here. I have recently had my first proper session of CBT, the previous sessions were discussing how my Anxiety affects my daily life. Whereas I have now started the actual therapy. We started by discussing what the session would entail and how long I felt I would need for each section. Now i totally understand why this is done so that we don’t go over the time limit but at the beginning it’s hard to imagine how long each conversation will need. Share This:

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CBT for Anxiety

I have recently started Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for my Anxiety and other related Psychological issues. I was referred for this by my Psychologist who believes it will be a good form of treatment for me. I am having the therapy with somebody who I haven’t met before which I aren’t too impressed about. I like to stay with the people who already know me and I feel comfortable with as it always takes a while to settle down with somebody new. I totally understand though that he was probably the first available therapist and the man I already know may be booked up for longer. Share This:

The Fay Farm Healing CBD Hemp Lotion Review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. The Fay Farm was started by Stacy Anderson & Michael Yocco and the products are handmade on Whidbey Island. They make natural products to improve several ailments. The Healing CBD Hemp Lotion is effective for nerve pain, Eczema, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Athletes Foot, bug bites, Anxiety as well as other similar conditions. I was interested in reviewing this product mainly for my severe Anxiety but I do also have skin issues sometimes which I thought this may also help with. Share This:

My favourite Instagram accounts

My favourite Instagram accounts

Instagram is my favourite form of social media. I love taking photos so this is a great place to share them. I also love looking at other people’s pictures too. A social media that is solely for pictures is obviously perfect for me. These are my favourite Instagram accounts that I enjoy keeping up to date with and why, in no particular order. Share This: