Mental Health, OCD

‘Im so OCD’

‘I’m so OCD’: a phrase used by many to describe their preference for things to be neat and orderly. It seems like a harmless enough comment, yet is in fact incredibly insulting to sufferers of obsessive compulsive disorder and trivialises the illness. It is very real and very painful illness to live with. Its not… Read More ‘Im so OCD’

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental Health

The truth about mental hospitals

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions ‘mental hospital’? Is it locked doors, padded walls and crazy people? Straight jackets, screaming and lost causes perhaps? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. This is how most people envision psychiatric hospitals, thanks to the stigmatisation of society and the media. But this is… Read More The truth about mental hospitals