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1800-273-8255

Jun 15, 2018

Go to YouTube to like and subscribe! This week’s Mental Health Session is “1-800-273-8255” by Logic (feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid). This suicide-prevention anthem tells the story of somebody calling a lifeline (the US National Suicide Prevention Helpline is the song’s title). The first chorus and verse is from the perspective of the person calling the […]

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Self-Regulation Celebration Cupcake

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Okay so I started writing this blog post earlier in the week when things were going pretty well, and then the last few days happened, which were TERRIBLEEE and I’ve been in a constant state of sensory overload and unable to do any regulation whatsoever. But anyhoo, that’s recovery isn’t it, ups and downs, and […]

Jun 1, 2018

Issues

May 29, 2018

TW: depression I recorded Issues back in October, when I first came up with the idea for the mental health sessions. At the time, I was severely depressed, anxious, and my boyfriend of three years had just very unceremoniously dumped me. I had no idea that I had sensory processing disorder (SPD) at this point, […]

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Issues

TW: depression I recorded Issues back in October, when I first came up with the idea for the mental health sessions. At the time, I was severely depressed, anxious, and my boyfriend of three years had just very unceremoniously dumped me. I had no idea that I had sensory processing disorder (SPD) at this point, […]

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May 29, 2018

Issues

May 29, 2018

TW: depression I recorded Issues back in October, when I first came up with the idea for the mental health sessions. At the time, I was severely depressed, anxious, and my boyfriend of three years had just very unceremoniously dumped me. I had no idea that I had sensory processing disorder (SPD) at this point, […]

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Beautiful (Pink Shirt Day Special)

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  This week’s Mental Health Session is a Pink Shirt Day special! Pink Shirt Day is a movement celebrated around the world (here in New Zealand it’s tomorrow, Friday 18th May!) to speak out and stand up against bullying, and to celebrate kindness and individuality. I thought Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” was a perfect fit for […]

May 17, 2018

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Rainbow

May 8, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Rainbow” by Kesha, a powerful song about overcoming trauma. I love the story behind this song, which Kesha shares in this track-by-track interview: “Rainbow” was the first song I wrote for this record. I was in rehab for my eating disorder. I was sitting […]

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The depression and the mattress topper (an SPD tale)

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A couple of weeks ago, my Mum bought me a new ultra comfortable mattress topper. We’re always on the lookout for things that will help to calm down my sensory experience at the moment, from noise cancelling headphones to snuggly jumpers! The new mattress topper made my bed super soft and extra comfy. Also over […]

May 3, 2018

Secret for the Mad

Apr 30, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Secret for the Mad”, by Dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the darkness of depression. Dodie has derealisation, a mental health condition that she describes as a constant feeling of detachment from reality, like she’s dreaming or drunk all the time. […]

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Secret for the Mad

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Secret for the Mad”, by Dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the darkness of depression. Dodie has derealisation, a mental health condition that she describes as a constant feeling of detachment from reality, like she’s dreaming or drunk all the time. […]

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Apr 30, 2018

Secret for the Mad

Apr 30, 2018

. Like & Subscribe . This week’s Mental Health Session is “Secret for the Mad”, by Dodie, a beautiful song about holding onto hope in the darkness of depression. Dodie has derealisation, a mental health condition that she describes as a constant feeling of detachment from reality, like she’s dreaming or drunk all the time. […]

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A tiny happy meal adventure.

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Today Mum and I had a tiny outing to Maccas 😄 I haven’t left the house much lately because things have been a bit rough the past few weeks – so I’m easing myself back into going out with SUPER tiny adventures. Going out to McDonalds may not sound like the epitome of excitement, but it was […]

Apr 26, 2018

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When I Get Better

Apr 23, 2018

. Go to YouTube to like & subscribe . Welcome to the first Mental Health Session, woop woop!! I’m so so excited to be starting this series, and to be kicking it off with this wonderful song, “When I Get Better”, by Sarah Jickling And Her Good Bad Luck. In this song, Sarah fantasises about […]

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5 apps that helped me through depression

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While these apps won’t magically cure your depression, they can be used as helpful tools and coping strategies for making difficult times more manageable. Our smartphones often get a bad rap when it comes to mental health, but they can also help to ground us, assist our memory, and provide positive distractions. Here are my […]

Apr 19, 2018