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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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Anxiety and alarm systems have more in common than you think…

We like having alarm systems in our homes and places of work. They alert us to danger and help keep us safe. Now imagine that the alarm system keeps going off unnecessarily; the alarm can sound at any time, even when there’s no danger present at all. And aswell as being unpredictable, you struggle to …

World Mental Health Day!

Mental health is just like physical health, everyone’s got it and everyone’s experience of it is different. For some, anxiety can occur in situations such as exams or job interviews and depression can occasionally visit for a number of reasons. And most of the time when the trigger is removed, life continues as normal with …

How do I manage my anxiety?

I often get asked ‘how have you overcome your anxiety?’. And the answer is simple – I haven’t. And I probably never will. Mental health conditions tend to stay with us, they like long term relationships. But it doesn’t mean that it’s always going to be the same as it is now, it will get …