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Hello!

My name is Chloe. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression in April 2016 and I am determined to help raise awareness for mental health conditions.

Within this blog I aim to:

  • reassure those who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition,
  • offer advice to those who have been diagnosed,
  • offer advice to others on how they can support those with a mental health condition,
  • share my experiences throughout my ‘mental health journey’.

Notice how I have named my blog ‘Anxiety, Depression and Me’… more specifically the ‘and Me’ part. Although your condition is a part of who you are, it does NOT define you. You are still the same person that you were before the diagnosis, nothing can take that away from you. And it will get better… your condition won’t always be the main focus of your life (even though it may seem like it sometimes).

Even though I found it difficult to see initially, I have discovered that many positives come with my illness – it’s not all negative! I hope to share my experiences with you and also help you to discover some of the positive attributes that your condition may have given you!




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My response to unhelpful comments posted on social media…

Recently I’ve seen content on social media which has concerned me. I’ve seen people warning a wide, public audience not to speak out about mental health. Obviously this concerns me as it’s pretty much against everything I’m trying to achieve with my blog and social media accounts. But it’s also very relatable for you too. …

Why grief is my anxiety and depression’s best friend…

The last week or so has been incredibly demanding… this would usually trigger anxiety and depression (probably both of them at the same time – happy days). I’ve also had a very interrupted sleep schedule for at least a week… again this triggers warning bells for those with a mental health condition. But somehow, this …

5 ways you can handle a challenging situation 

Life certainly isn’t easy. It’s often full of challenges and that’s something that we have to deal with – whether we like it or not.  This post was inspired by someone being negative towards my mental health. After the situation occurred, I reflected on how I had dealt with the situation in order to come …