Society has placed a stigma on mental health medications and their use and this has been ongoing for decades. Although in recent years, the use of mental health medications have been more widely accepted, there is still an underlying misconception that taking mental health medication is just a crutch for people who are too weak to manage their problems and that they’re just not trying hard enough to feel good and get better.
This blog entry is all about self-worth. It focuses on why it’s so important and how you can foster and strengthen your own value in a very competitive, challenging and often harsh society.
Hey FFFN-ers! Our blog this week talks about being “NORMAL” – a term that is rather pertinent given the name of our brand and what we represent! So to kick off this instalment, here’s the intellectual bit: What is “NORMAL”? It is a core feature of being successfully accepted as a member of society. Normality… click to read more.
Hey FFFN family! I have written a blog this month about the search for “perfection”, a status that is so highly prioritised and sought out that it appears to have become an all-consuming obsession for so many people in society. Perfection in its essence suggests a state of flawlessness, a position where there are no… click to read more.
If there is one thing that is a constant in life, it’s change. Although expected throughout life’s trajectory, change isn’t always easy to navigate. As humans, we often fear the unknown. We are innately more secure in our comfort zones and steering off course can be daunting. Even if the status quo isn’t as wonderfully… click to read more.
Hey FFFN family! I have a question for you… how often do you practice self-care? What is self-care, you ask? Well, by definition, it is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. So, how often do you put yourself above others and make YOU your number one priority? How often… click to read more.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of stigma is “negative feelings that people have about particular circumstances or characteristics that somebody may have” When relating this to mental health conditions, someone diagnosed with a disorder may be viewed negatively and treated differently. They may be made to feel worthless and ashamed, as if they… click to read more.
Here at FFFN, we often receive messages and read comments on our socials about how people are supporting loved ones who are experiencing mental health challenges. As humans, we instinctively want to protect and care for those we see are suffering. When that person is a family member or friend, someone we have an emotional… click to read more.
So, now that Covid restrictions have eased and we are all out and about again, I’m feeling a little unnerved and it seems I’m not the only one. So many of FFFN’s subscribers & followers have made comments on FB & Insta and sent messages about their feelings coming out of lockdown, especially our awesome… click to read more.
Hey FFFN family! My name is Amanda and I have been brought into the FFFN team to do a monthly blog about all things that are Far From Fkn Normal. I am super excited and honoured to be involved in this venture. Mental health and wellbeing are just so bloody important and the more we… click to read more.