Claire Raymond

I have been a writer for 14 years now, I'll figure it out one day.

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How Mindfulness Is Helping My Depression and Anxiety
3 months ago
I’ll admit it, when I first heard about mindfulness I was skeptical. Actually no, a more accurate word would be dismissive, I dismissed the idea. I thought it was a load of touchy feely nonsense. And ...
Does Your Friend Need Your Help?
3 months ago
Mental health problems have never been so widely accepted and discussed as they are now. But sadly, some people still don’t feel comfortable talking about their mental health or feelings. And there is...
Coming Off Antidepressants: Do's and Don'ts
7 months ago
Last year, the NHS reported a record prescribing a record number of people antidepressants; in fact, depression is now the most commonly treated illness in the western world. Antidepressants can be a ...
How to Get over Your Fear of Intruders
9 months ago
It has taken about 19 years, but I am finally ready to admit that I am paranoid about intruders. I am not cautious or careful, I am paranoid and it's getting out of hand. I, like millions of other peo...
The Difference Between Social Anxiety and Being Antisocial
9 months ago
The crippling hideousness that is social anxiety is finally starting to get the recognition that it deserves and it has finally earned its correct label as a serious mental health problem. But, just l...
What It's Like Being Sectioned
10 months ago
When people think of being sectioned, the stereotypes come out and the prejudice kicks in. And the first thought most people have is that you will be taken away, kicking and screaming in a straight ja...