Hellooo I’m Hannah, I’m 20 years old, and I’ve been thinking about setting up a blog for a while, but I didn’t really know what to write about. I love fashion and beauty, but there are so many blogs out there that have these as a theme that know so much more about them than me! So I decided that I would focus my blog on something I know a lot about... depression.
People that know me may be surprised to find out that I have suffered on and off with depression since I was about 15, and recently have had a really awful bout of it due to various events. I decided that setting up a blog would give me something to focus on, and I am also hoping that it will help other people in the future. I have decided to set myself a challenge to do something I enjoy every day, even small things like reading a good book, and write about it on this blog. I would also like to share a little about my experiences, and how I have learned to cope with my illness.
The name for this blog came about when I saw a doctor for reasons to do with my depression. I am currently a medical student, and when I told this to the doctor she told me to “pull myself together”, which is totally the wrong thing to say to someone suffering with a low mood! Depression has such a stigma surrounding it, when it is as debilitating and difficult to deal with as other physical illnesses. Even though I am a medical student and have amazing friends and family I cannot help how I feel. It has taken a lot of courage for me to set up this blog as I don’t know what people will think, but truthfully anyone can suffer with depression and it can take many forms, and I believe that it’s an important issue to raise awareness about.
Although my main focus is to alert people to issues surrounding depression and to hopefully inspire others to get help and help themselves, I don’t want this blog to become depressing itself! It is a platform for me to express myself with things that I love and the odd fashion post, and I am hoping that it will improve my confidence in myself, and inspire others to do similar things.
I look forward to posting soon J