If you’re not of school/university age or if you don’t spend your whole life on the internet then maybe you don’t know that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Apologies in advance if this post gets a little bit (a lot!) ranty but really I just want to take the chance to hammer home just how important Mental Health Awareness Week for the people who aren’t aware. So here are just a few of the reasons why we need Mental Health Awareness Week: Because everyone has mental health. Because the 1 in 4 statistic is actually more like 1 in 3. Because…

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It’s no secret that mental illness makes it really difficult to concentrate. It’s easy to find your mind wandering when you know you need to focus, and that kind of pressure only exacerbates the anxieties that you’re already feeling. Being unable to focus means that you might struggle at work or school, feel overly anxious when making decisions or be unable to concentrate on hobbies that you used to enjoy. Whilst struggling to focus isn’t an easy symptom to eliminate, there are ways that you can make things simpler for yourself. Carry a Notebook If you remember something you need to…

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