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Hi all!

My name's Alice and I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety back in 2014 when I started university. I had been struggling for some time but never looked for help, I thought it was just who I was.

I started this blog whilst I was at uni but it was more of a 'when I could be bothered' type thing, it didn't have any specific theme. However, since fighting through my mental illnesses, I have become very passionate in reducing the stigma that surrounds talking about mental health so I wanted to use this blog as a space to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences of mental health.

So if you take one thing away from reading my blog, let it be this:
it's okay not to be okay, it's okay to ask for help if you need it. 
Love,
Alice xo//

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