by Hannah Brown
Happy Easter, Happy Holidays or simply Happy Weekend! School is out, the half term is here and for most people the Bank Holidays provides a very welcome break from the daily grind. You wouldn’t think it, or perhaps you do, but holidays and festive periods can cause discomfort and anguish for some people.
by Ross Trowbridge.
My name is Ross Trowbridge. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and I am not ashamed. First off, I want to preface my article by saying that I once was. I have an emotional intensity disorder that causes instability in moods, impulsive decisions, inability to maintain interpersonal relationships, and more. But I haven’t always had this diagnosis.
by mental health nurse Ashley Peterson.
Sometimes the things that are most important in life are the most difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to mental health. Yet all silence does is make the hard stuff even harder. The more we talk about mental health the easier it gets, and that’s how change can start to happen.
by mental health campaigner and Respect Yourself ambassador Kiana James.
It’s amazing how many people have the same name as us, but would you like the name “bully”? A bully is not a nice name, but so many people are called bullies because they are bullies. Never do anything to get the name bully because it’s wrong and it is not something to be proud of. So many people are sad, afraid and feeling alone because of being bullied, and lots of people all over the world are being bullied – not just children but adults too, and they need to be saved.
by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.
Do you feel quite ‘blue’ during the autumn and winter? Or experience other things like:
- wanting to curl up and hibernate
- craving comfort foods
- craving sweets
- feeling less energetic
- finding it hard to sleep
- or want to nap all day?
- you might crave cuddles or feel withdrawn from others
- feeling a bit anxious even though you’re not under any more pressure than usual
…plus a number of other possible symptoms.
Last year, eBay held a competition with a top prize of £7,000 for the winning charity. This year eBay are holding the competition again throughout October.
Respect Yourself has basic national running costs of around £2,000 a year, but no regular income other than member donations, so a prize would be a huge boost to the funds. Achieving one of the Top 3 spots will award us a prize. (more…)
We’re running a Christmas Charity Fair at Colney woodland burial park. Entry is free and you can stock up on presents for your loved ones whilst supporting those in need at this time of year. Local charities will be selling crafts, gifts and Christmas cards.
The Fair is 10am – 2:30pm on Sunday 5th November 2017, and the address for your satnav is: Greenacres Colney, Watton Road, Norwich, NR4 7TY.
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by Elizabeth @ TeenagersWithExperience
Many labels exist in our world. They can range from the clubs we are a part of to the gender and sexuality we identify with. Some people may choose to conform to labels, others do not. Whilst there are some negative affiliations to do with labels and the stereotype they might bring, giving yourself labels could be a positive thing.
by blogger Julia Whiting.
An entire year has passed since I wrote “Comparison: How to make sure you allow yourself a level playing field“. It covers the issues associated with comparing ourselves to others and how to overcome the negative thoughts we often curate as a result.