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Articles on Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

The difficulty of attending a festival when you have inflammatory bowel disease

12 fears every person who suffers with inflammatory bowel disease frequently has 

7 things people with inflammatory bowel disease need to hear from time to time

Here’s what it’s like to live with inflammatory bowel disease

9 things you may not know about Inflammatory bowel disease – but you definitely should

9 things you should say to someone with Inflammatory bowel disease

11 things you’ll only understand if you’re a woman who lives with inflammatory bowel disease

11 things you should know before dating someone with Inflammatory bowel disease

9 stages everyone with Inflammatory bowel disease has experienced

Charity Tuesday: How this social media campaign is raising money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

12 things you’ll only know if you have ulcerative colitis

With ulcerative colitis, here’s what it’s like to see your bare stomach for the first time in a year

6 feelings you’ll only understand if you’ve been mistreated by your doctor

For the past five years, my life has revolved around the toilet

Articles on invisible and chronic illness

My invisible illness nearly killed me, yet people still don’t believe me when I say I’m sick

How my doctors made me doubt my invisible illness

How my invisible illness left me housebound and put my entire life on hold

9 things people who live with an invisible illness want you to know

8 things you’ll only understand if you have an invisible illness

The importance of having a partner who understands your invisible illness

Why it’s so important to speak freely about your invisible illness

Why are people with an invisible illnesses so scared to ask for a seat on public transport?

What it’s really like to live with an invisible illness

Having an invisible illness doesn’t mean I should give up on my appearance to be believed

Why having a friend who shares the same chronic illness as you can be amazing

Please stop telling people how to cure a chronic illness you don’t understand

Making online friends has helped me come to terms with my chronic illness

As someone who’s chronically ill, here’s why I can’t stand calling in sick

Articles on mental health

Why taking medication for mental health doesn’t make you weak or inferior

Why it was irresponsible to show Hannah Baker’s suicide on 13 Reasons Why

7 things you need to stop saying to people who take mental health medication

Childline’s chilling ad highlights the progress we still need to make when it comes to men’s mental health

How being under the care of the Crisis team helped my mental health

What it’s really like to see a psychiatrist for your mental health

Why we desperately need to stop apologising for our mental health issues

8 things you’ll only understand if you take medication for your mental health

9 things you can do to help your mental health

Why we need to stop using mental health conditions to describe our moods

Why you shouldn’t give up on finding a mental health medication that works for you

People with mental health issues need more than just suicide hotlines when a celebrity takes their own life

What it’s like to live with compulsive skin picking disorder

Living with mania is one of the toughest parts of having bipolar disorder

If you’ve been sharing this bipolar meme to describe your ‘predictable self’, you need to stop 

Bipolar disorder: What it’s like to be both ‘up’ and ‘down’ at the same time

How manic bipolar episodes have caused my impulsive hair changes

8 things I wish I’d known before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder

World Bipolar Day: Why I will never hide my bipolar diagnosis from anyone

People seriously need to stop saying ‘I’m so OCD!’

What it’s really like to suffer with extreme OCD

12 things you shouldn’t say to someone with OCD

An open letter to Michelle Mone, who diagnosed herself with OCD

Obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, and Googling every symptom: What it’s like to live with debilitating health anxiety

How I realised my mental health was being affected by the change in the season

What happened when I called Samaritans for my mental health

I spent a day documenting my OCD rituals

I didn’t realise how serious anxiety is until I experienced it myself

I spent a week documenting my OCD on camera

How much time OCD rituals take out of my day-to-day life

What it’s like to have health anxiety when you have a existing medical condition

What I learned from my first CBT session for health anxiety

What it’s like to live with debilitating health anxiety

Can we please stop telling people they’re hypochondriacs?

I tried out a floatation tank to help my anxiety

We Asked Guys series

A weekly series discussing men’s mental health, body image and love lives.

Seven men open up about what it’s like to live with depression

20 men reveal the one thing they wish others knew about men’s mental health

13 men share what it’s like to live with intrusive thoughts

25 men open up about what it’s like to live with suicidal thoughts

10 men open up about the first time they had a break down due to mental illness

8 men share what it was like to fall in love for the first time