Mental Health Awareness Week: My Story

Mental Health Awareness My Story

Hey guys!

I just wanted to have a little catch up with you little lot! This week is Mental Health Awareness week (16-22nd May) so I thought I’d share something to raise some awareness and hopefully give you a little confidence boost along the way.

Recently I have been uploading to YouTube, I’m creating beauty and fashion videos at the moment but I have a few other ideas up my sleeve which will hopefully be super fun! This month I bought the Blogger Beauty Box for the second time and I was SO happy with some of the products I got. The box was packed with beauty goodies and even included a Makeup Geek blush pan! As I did last time I will try out all the products and review each of them in a few weeks so keep your beautiful eyes peeled for that. Anyway, I hear you thinking ‘where is this going?’, ‘And how is this going to boost my confidence?’ Well I hear ya..!

I started creating YouTube videos last month, at the tender age of 23. Now, for those of you who have met me will know I’m pretty shy so for me to do something like this may seem way out of character…But, I’ve wanted to create YouTube content for over 5 years now but I’ve NEVER had the confidence to. I’ve filmed and even part edited videos but never plucked up the courage to press that upload button. Being afraid of being judged in the real world stopped me from following through with what I was passionate about, I was always conscious of what other people might think of me, or what other people might say and that’s so sad…why should we live our lives a certain way because we’re worried about what others think? But I suppose that’s the anxiety speaking, the constant worry of what others have to say about us, the cloudy head, the feeling of wanting to shrivel up into a tiny ball, to run away from our thoughts. Nothing was stopping me from uploading videos to YouTube five years ago other than my mind! And we need to break the thinking cycle, train our minds to fight instead of flight…to help and support one another. 1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem each year – 1 in 4!!! That’s a hell of a lot of people. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed to speak out, the chances are someone you know will either be going through a similar thing or know someone going through a similar thing. The stigma surrounding mental health will shrink dramatically if we speak out and as my mum used to say ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’.

If you’ve missed opportunities because anxiety has had the better of you..Try to put yourself out there, one little step at a time. It’s so easy for me to sit here and tell you that but practise honestly does make perfect and the incredible sense of achievement after for pushing your boundaries will make the next time ten times easier. If you want any tips on how to be more mindful click here

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Creating this channel was a MASSIVE step for me, confidence wise…and the only thing I regret is not starting one sooner. I hope this little post has some what inspired you to go and push your boundaries and if any of you ever need to talk, my virtual door is always open…

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Author: M I N I A T U R E ~ MILK

23 year old girl who wants to share little treasures. Midlands girl with a Mancunian soul. Sharing lifestyle, food recipes and fashion posts :) OH and I'm one half of buookie.com 💜☮


  1. Loving this post! I’m new your blog and am so excited to read through your other posts! Also, a lot of people don’t take the time to talk about mental health nowadays so it’s like a breath of fresh air to see someone so open and honest. I’m on the journey to better mental health, and as I am, I have a post series every Sunday where I talk about mental health/positivity/things I’ve learned along the way to spread the love for others! I think you’d enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks so much for this comment Kimberly!! I’m glad you’re bettering your mental health! It’s so important to be proactive when it comes to mental health isn’t it. I’ll head over and check you out sounds like something I’d be interesting in.

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  2. I would love to check out your youtube channel. Thanks for sharing!
    Also, I saw you were one of my blog followers (which I appreciate SO MUCH) and I just wanted to let you know I moved to a new blog place: http://jjheartblog.com And it would mean so much to me if you followed me there!


  3. I will be checking this out later- I am at work right now, so I can’t- do you post mental health youtube videos as well? I love watching youtubers vlog about mental health….I would highly recommend checking out Lisa Emerald and Anastasjia Louise… 2 of my favorites.

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    1. Aw thanks so much Shannon! Hope works all good 🙂 I haven’t as of yet I’m still a newbie but I do want to film some in the future I think it really helps other people relate to issues – I know I feel more at ease when I know someone I watch on YouTube has maybe been through a similar thing to me! I will definitely check them out lovely thanks for sharing them with me 🙂 xxx

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  4. Thanks for this post! Confidence truly is a key in overcoming anxiety and depression, it has truly made a difference for me! I’m glad you have come out of your shell as well! I will definitely check out your videos!

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    1. Thanks so much Megan – it really does make the difference doesn’t it! Putting yourself out there is the hard part but it definitely makes it better in the long run glad to hear it’s made a difference for you too! Thanks really appreciate it 😀🙂 xxx


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