Getting a diagnosis was like having the lights turned on
I came to the conclusion that I was somehow 'wrong' or ‘broken’, but I wasn't
Talking releases pressure, but it doesn’t stop the tank filling
I’d lived with issues for a long time. Years. They came and went. I was sort of used to it.
Mental health conversations are improving, but it’s still a major taboo
I continued to feel like this for about 2 or 3 months of first year before seeking help.
It’s not that us men don’t have emotions; we are taught to repress and deny them
I began to reflect on how phrases like “man up” and “big boys don’t cry” impact men’s mental health.
Since the pandemic outbreak, things got jumbled up all over again
Studying at Queen’s as an international student had always been a life-changing and challenging experience for myself. However, I think ever since the pandemic outbreak, things got jumbled up all over again – and the routine that took me nearly one year (or more!) to get used to, suddenly had to be changed.