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Jenni Brooks is a writer, who is mainly focused on writing articles on mental health and well-being.


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How to keep yourself occupied during the pandemic jogging
If we were told a few months ago that by the end of March it would be illegal to see our friends and hug our grandparents, I think that most of us would think it was a prank. The last few weeks have been bonkers. It’s not surprising that many of us are just wandering...
Why your grades don’t matter Exam hall
I’m a perfectionist. I always have been. If I don’t get an essay, an article or any other type of assignment exactly right, I am not happy with it. This was to the point that at university, if I got anything below a 2.1, I would beat myself up to the extent that I felt...
Positives of Borderline Personality Disorder mental health
Borderline personality disorder has some of the harshest stigma that exists in the mental health community. We are labelled as attention-seeking, manipulative, dramatic and toxic and sometimes it seems like all that we read about our illness on the internet is articles telling people how to get rid of their borderline spouse. While it may...
The dangers of the “us vs them” mentality-mental health talking
There isn’t a day I scroll through social media when I don’t stumble across a post about mental health. For the most part this makes me happy. More awareness means more understanding for those of us who spend our lives hiding the brunt of our symptoms from the rest of the world due to fear...
Why having a mental illness is in itself traumatising tricycle
I had a difficult childhood. I wasn’t abused. I wasn’t bullied. I didn’t have cancer, my parents didn’t get divorced, I wasn’t in a car crash and I didn’t loose a sibling. Yet my childhood was a very difficult part of my life. When I was 8 I had scarlet fever. It’s not that common...
Mental health: Walking through the pain walking
A few years ago I went hiking in Cogne, Italy, in an attempt to better my mental health. For the most part it did, but not in the ways I expected. This could have been because climbing mountains wasn’t a gentle stroll through the woods that most people expect when they think of mindfulness. Climbing...
Does Hollyoaks’ Maxine deserve our judgement or sympathy? hollyoaks
We live in a very black and white world. Everything is either good or bad, right or wrong, bitter or sweet, sick or healthy. This is especially true if the topic at hand is something that we have trouble understanding, like mental health issues. Thanks to social media (1) and various different media campaigns, common...
Why we should listen to boredom bored
I am bored... I noticed it a couple of months ago when I was walking around an art gallery looking at portraits of religious figures I knew nothing about. I noticed it when I was in a maths lesson learning equations I would probably never use in real life. I noticed it today when I...