Mental Health And Skin Conditions

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to talk about the impact that skin conditions can have on mental health.

Mental health and the impact of skin conditions. The psychological side of skin conditions is commonly overlooked but it's often intertwined. I'm sharing my thoughts on the support needed for those suffering with skin conditions. #talontedlex #skincondition #rosacea #mentalhealth
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When Did Confidence Become A Dirty Word?

I’ve not spent very much time around children since I was one myself. A few of my friends have had children of their own, but the only child I’ve spent a lot of time with is my niece who is five. She’s intelligent, hilarious, fascinating, stubborn, and absolutely beautiful. At the weekend I was braiding her hair and noticed how shiny and healthy it was (no bleach or hair straightener damage in sight!), how smooth her skin was, I took in her slightly-oversized ears, her gangly limbs (she’s going to end up being at least 5 inches taller than me), her gummy smile, her ridiculously long eyelashes and I was just marvelling at her. She’s so new and unaware of it all. We tell children every day that they’re beautiful and incredible and wonderful, that they’re strong and clever, brave, funny and special. But what happens between then and now?

When did confidence become a dirty word? My thoughts on self-belief, childhood, and how we lose that confidence as adults... Read more on the blog!

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Skin Conditions Don’t Kill You: The Emotional Impact Of Rosacea

I’ve wanted to write another blog post about the emotional impact of rosacea for a while, but every time I start I either get too upset or it turns into a furious rant. I’ve finally got all my thoughts down in a calm way and I really hope that this can be a jumping off point for a wider discussion that results in better awareness for the unseen impact of skin conditions.

Trigger warning: suicide.

The emotional impact of rosacea (and all skin conditions)

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