16 July 2018

BEING MORE OPEN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH


Mental health is something so many people struggle with every single day, some people are open about how they are doing and some people aren't. I used to be quiet about how my mental health was doing but recently I've been a bit more open about it.


It's no secret these days that I have been struggling mental health wise, if you follow me on certain social medias you will have seen me being quite open about how I'm feeling and whats going on, I even mentioned my mental health being one of these reasons I've not been blogging much in my Why I've Been Struggling To Blog Recently post. I try to be as open as possible without spilling my personal demons all over the internet and there is a few of reasons why.


Sometimes, it feels a bit better to get my ramblings down into words. I mean, that probably means I should get them down into blog posts or something but sometimes I'd rather tweet or post on Instagram, I would never ever say getting your thoughts and ramblings down will cure any mental health issues (and neither will any of the reasons I have for being more open) but I write certain things, like how I'm feeling, whats been going on e.g doctors appointments etc and it takes a little weight off my shoulders, somehow.

Being more open about mental health and the things I am going through to help my mental health, especially on social media may make others who daren't open up realise that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, I am nowhere near seeing said light however, I want people who read my journey to realise that they can get help. It is a difficult thing to to, getting help, however I must say that it has been the best decision that I have made so far, despite the fact that I am not "seeing results" just yet.


I think a large part of being more open about mental health is me letting others know that if they ever need someone to talk to, that I am here. It doesn't matter if they know me or not I wouldn't want anyone to feel alone and I certainly wouldn't judge anything they say to me! Recently, I was contacted by a Sheffield based charity called Sheffield Futures, who run a drop in service called Door 43 where you can go to either relax or talk to one of the many trained staff for support with emotional, mental and sexual health issues. They have created Merchandise With A Message which is a range of t-shirts, hoodies and a tote bag, they kindly offered to gift me items from the merchandise range, and it couldn't be timed any better, as I am aiming to write more about mental health and be more open about it. The message behind the merch is something that I really love. Here is what they have to say about the Merchandise With A Message:

"THIS IS YOUR SELF CARE CLOTHING
We hope that when you’re wearing it, you’re looking after yourself and your mental health. Merchandise with a message is designed to get you talking about your mental health and to prompt you to see how others are doing too. We want to build a community of people who support each other and we want you to know that we are always there for you at Door 43 . "



The outfit inspiration for todays post is the 90's, can you tell? I had seen a few people posting pictures of this amazing yellow tartan skirt and I could not believe my eyes when they said it was from Primark of all places! I have been on a bit of a spending cut so I can't justify spending a whole lot of money on clothes, but at £8 I could not resist. I did want to just throw on a band t-shirt for this look but I am loving layering up looks and clashing prints, so this is exactly what I did!

At first I wasn't too sure on whether this cute polka dot crop top suited the yellow tartan, but after layering the mesh top over I loved the 90's grunge feel it gave the whole outfit, and of course I had to add my trusty fishnet tights and Dr Marten Jadon boots that have been slightly abandoned due to this heatwave. I was so thankful for one day of cool weather to shoot this look. 


TOTE BAG*, DOOR 43 / SKIRT, PRIMARK / CROP TOP, PRIMARK / MESH TOP, H&M / BOOTS, DR MARTENS

* Items were sent to me for free, in exchange for a blog post.

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3 comments

  1. Great post! <3
    I wish Primark had an online store, since we don't have their shops here in Finland. Have you perhaps spotted a similar skirt from another brand? All I can find are skimpy pleated skirts in small sizes (and high prices.)

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    1. Thank you! I don’t think I have spotted any... a brand I follow called Love Too True tend to do lots of tartan pieces! X

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  2. You look (and are) absolutely incredible, what a beautiful brand to go with your beautiful self! xxx

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