Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, so we're focusing on Mental Health at YPI throughout this month.  Today we have a special guest post from Monifa about how she has dealt with having depression and anxiety. When experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety it can be hard to come forward and admit you are … Continue reading Guest Post- Depression & Anxiety: Taking The Steps to Getting Help

University students need more emotional support

We are continuing to read about the increase of mental health issues among young people in the news, particularly on the subjects of suicide and self harm.  The focus on mental and emotional health is forcing us to realise that more action needs to be taken and I think that it is urging the government … Continue reading University students need more emotional support

Self Harm: Tasha’s Story

Tasha* started self-harming when she was about 15-years-old, as she took a key to her lower arm and created a short scratch.  She doesn't remember exactly what triggered it, but she remembers having feelings of anger and a desire to see a scar - "I wanted to see if I had the ability to make … Continue reading Self Harm: Tasha’s Story