Thesis survival guide

Next week I am submitting my thesis (Woo!). At the start of the research journey, my Honours convenor gave us all a document titled ‘Honours survival guide’. Whilst immensely useful, it didn’t include any information about how to manage writing a thesis when you have a mental illness. So I decided to write my own survival guide for anyone else like me who was terrified … Continue reading Thesis survival guide

‘You should try…’

It can be intimidating sharing with someone about living with mental illness. People’s reactions can be hurtful. Oddly enough, sometimes the most hurtful comments come from people who are actually trying to be kind.  These well-meaning people think they are being helpful when they offer advice. But really that is the opposite of what we need. These comments often start with the seemingly harmless phrase … Continue reading ‘You should try…’