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Interview about Mental Health with Too Much Too Young's Creator Chloe


Hello Bello, my dearest reader! How are you doing? How's your day? So, today I thought we'd talk about mental health. When, I joined Twitter, I came across so many wonderful bloggers who openly and bravely talk about mental health - One of these wonderful people is Chloe, my first blogger friend and one of the sweetest and bravest human-beings ever. A few days ago, I asked her to do an interview about mental health and she agreed. I'm proud and honored to share this beautiful, inspiring and brave interview.


Q1: What's your message for people who suffer from mental health? 

There are 7 billion people living in the world right now, and studies show that at least one in four people suffer from a mental health issue at some point in their life. There's no need to feel lonely or on the outside in a world full of people just like you.


Q2: How did blogging help you? 

Blogging has helped me express how I was feel in a way that meant I didn't always have to say things out loud. I could unload all of my emotional baggage onto my computer and close the screen without carrying it around with me all the time.


Q3: What do you do when you are stressed? 

When I'm stressed I like to have a nice bubble bath, read one of my favorite self-help books or just go for a peaceful walk. I find switching off from the virtual world is also a huge stress-reliever for me.


Q4: What's your message for people who are afraid to share their stories? 

Everybody, everywhere is going through some kind of journey, whether that's a mental health journey or not. It's important not to be afraid to talk about your own story as it's the only one you're ever going to be able to share first hand. More people than you think are going through the same things as you and being able to relate and learn from someone else's story is one of the biggest and best gifts you can ever share with the world.


Q5: Share some of your tips that can help people who suffer from mental health. 

A few tips for anyone suffering from a mental health issue are: 


1] Reach out for help - people are going to want to support you so don't be afraid to ask for help with you need it.


2] Be proactive - this may seem easier said than done especially if you're dealing with anxiety or depression, but fighting for your health is one of the most important steps towards dealing with your MH issue. Being proactive doesn't mean you have to take complete control of the situation, maybe just take tiny steps such as making an appointment with your doctor or telling a friend about your issues. 


3] Self care - be kind to your self. This is the hardest journey you will probably ever be on, so don't feel you have to defeat it right away! It takes time, so do the things that make you feel good in the meantime. From small things such as staying hydrated and showering to bigger steps like yoga or working out. These things will all help lift your spirits and make life that little bit easier.


Q6: Share some of your favorite Self-Help books. 

A couple of my favorite self help books are:


1] The Goddess Revolution - Mel Wells: perfect for anyone who has ever suffered from any form of disordered/controlled eating habits or just dieting in general!


2] The anxiety solution - Chloe Brotheridge: a practical guide to battling anxiety 


3] Life Tonics - Jodie Shield: a spiritual book full of feel-good life tips to help you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilled life


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Thank you so much, Chloe! You've never failed to inspire me <3 Please follow Chloe's beautiful journey on Wordpress / Twitter / Instagram 

Thank you so much for reading this post! + Thank you, Chloe! XO   

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Khadija 





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