Mental illness and the Weather – Coping with the changes

The weather is a common trigger for people with mental health difficulties. For some, summer can be really tough as it means wearing short sleeves, or overheating in long ones; it means more social activities, and longer days. For some, winter is really tough. I know my mental health is worse in winter; I feel trapped by the snow, the cold makes my scars hurt, … Continue reading Mental illness and the Weather – Coping with the changes

Are you okay? For any day of the year

What to say and do when someone says “no I’m not okay” Please be prepared incase someone admits they are not okay 1. Just listen.  Don’t switch into logical mind and think you need to be their superhero. Listening is so powerful. The best friends are listeners rather than speakers. 👂 2. Listen… we have two ears… Don’t be quick to suggest. We know you want … Continue reading Are you okay? For any day of the year