Life Experience

Date : March 7, 2016Comments : 0

What is having dyslexia like?

Did you know the founder of Battle of Mind is dyslexic? He was diagnosed with moderate dyslexia after he had completed his second degree in tutoring. For some, they think it is just about making spelling mistakes but when you can experience first hand what living with dyslexia can be like then it helps you have more understanding and empathy. This new website has been created to explore what it is like to live with the condition.

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Depression,Life Experience

Date : February 7, 2016Comments : 1

Understanding your emotions can help you control your experiences

Emotions , we all have them, we don’t always tend to understand them and most of us let our subconscious do the hard work of whether to laugh, cry or get angry but what if we could become very aware of our emotions and how we respond? What if we had a chart that mapped out all our emotions. I mean, what if we could choose to REALLY laugh at something that would usually make us angry, wouldn’t that be marvellous!?Going from a feeling of total rage to feelings of happiness and joy.

Well it is possible to train your brain to be this way with some conscious effort. This blog post explores the profound affect of being consciously aware of our emotional bodies to improve our mental and emotional health but also change our perception of our lives as a whole.

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Depression,Healing,Life Experience,Mens Mental Health

Date : February 4, 2016Comments : 0

#timetotalk Lets talk about mental health

Hello guys, I am the founder behind Battle of Mind with it being ‘let’s talk mental health’ day I  guess I felt that now is a good time to let you know who I am and my thoughts on the mental health ‘crisis’.

For quite a long time now many of us have been speaking about mental health, what it is, what conditions exist, by god there have even been full blown movies based on mental health conditions to help raise awareness. All this is fantastic and all very positive stuff but the real importance of the timetotalk campaign, I believe, is to realise it is okay to speak out to anyone that you aren’t coping with life’s challenges when they become too much and that it is perfectly okay! There is always someone who will listen to you whether a family member, a friend, your GP or a charity and no one will think you are stupid and you shouldn’t feel ashamed, it is completely fine.

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The Borderline Way To Recovery

Diagnosis

BPD, PTSD, Dissociation, Depersonalisation, Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis. Phew!

(Quite accomplished for 20 years old, I’d say!)

Do you ever wonder what to do with all your diagnoses? How do you get on that elusive journey to recovery? How do you get to a place where you don’t need a diagnosis? Because, funnily enough, the issue with mental health is that, although the psychiatrists mean well in being orderly and efficient, these labels stick like mud. Once diagnosed we are branded with stigma for life. Oh, the shame!

Shame? Maybe once but not any more. Stigma fighters, survivors and mental health advocates such as myself have been tweeting, sharing, liking but above all communicating with the unified mission of eradicating stigma on a world wide scale and promoting recovery. I am doing so through my autobiographical writing which you can find on Wattpad: read my work in progress BPD & Me: Confessions of a Drama Queen

Something which I have discovered on my own journey of recovery is that these multiple diagnoses definitely do not define me in any way shape or form. I am not my mental illness. I am Emerald Grace, daughter, sister, mental health activist, author and poet, etc. I am me so why don’t you be you? Continue reading “The Borderline Way To Recovery”

Life Experience,Motivation

Date : January 23, 2016Comments : 0

5 Documentaries that help you see life differently

When depressed it can be difficult to see the positives in life , in fact it seems almost impossible to see anything good, how things in your life can improve or turn around and to feel grateful for anything. Sometimes we become so detached from reality due to our personal situation and sometimes getting too involved in the negatives of the news reports that we forget about the ‘real’ and beautiful world we live.

In this blog post we discuss several documentaries that may help you to not only help you reassess what it is that you ‘think’ will make you happier with life but also make you feel more blessed for the world you and I live in.

Here is our list of feel good documentaries that we think you may like to watch.

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Life Experience,Mens Mental Health

Date : January 2, 2016Comments : 0

Join me on my new years resolution – Let’s get fit!

Its 2016, we made it!

We got through all our trials and tribulations and it is at the end of the year when we tend to reflect more on what was good or bad about a time than others and where we probably need to make changes to our lives in order to live happier and healthier lives.

I guess for myself I focus A LOT on my work. I don’t just work 9 – 5, I work when I get home for a few hours every night on coding and improving my knowledge, or writing a blog post or creating a new image to share with everybody. I guess what I have neglected by doing this is my own physical health which is known to also have an affect on the wellbeing of your mental health and so, it is my plan to change all that and attempt to get myself in proper shape by excercising regularly and being more conscious of what I am putting into my body (diet).

In this blog post I am going to briefly discussing the tools I will be using to make sure I stick to this ‘new years resolution’.
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