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A very warm welcome to Minds Matter, set up by me, Leigh Freda.

I'm a 27 year old woman and I've been experiencing mental health issues for a number of years. I've been (and am still going) through the ups and downs, struggles and strifes and the ever learning curve of mental illness.

Being affected myself, and doing a lot of research into mental health, I have become exceptionally passionate about it. It's important to everyone. Everyone has mental health- healthy or not, and mental illness does not discriminate; it can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Being made aware of this has increased my eagerness to help others, be it individuals affected by mental health or their carers, families, friends, ANYONE. If this blog were to even get one view I would be content knowing that someone on this earth may have learned something new and can therefore pass it onto others which in turn can reduce stigma and promote support and recovery.

I'm enthusiastic about learning…

Latest posts

Coping With Low Motivation In Depression


My Current Mental Health

I'm Back

Bipolar Affective Disorder and Bipolar II

The Looming Pressure of Summer


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Feeling Overwhelmed After Christmas

Eating Disorders

My Journey To Body Positivity