Shannon Diana

I’m Shannon, I am 20 years old! I am passionate about make up and mental health. I battle depression and anxiety. I also battle the stigma it is attached to the illnesses. I tend to blog about beauty & my mental health journey also other lifestyle bits too! I love spreading awareness of mental health and educating new people.

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March 13, 2018

Well. If you would be telling me back 4 years ago while I was in the darkest time of my life and start of my recovery that I was going to be an award-winning mental health blogger. I probably wouldn’t believe you at all and would tell you to clear off in a polite manner.

I was fighting mental illness undiagnosed since I was 14. I got told I had suspected Social Phobia Disorder & Depression when I was 17 but I wasn’t allowed any...

February 26, 2018

When I was back in school. I saw people having counselling for illnesses what I didn’t even know about back then. I heard about self harm and how people did it. It was playground gossip. I heard things like they only did it for attention. So back then I was like well I would never get an illness like that. I’m too strong, little did I know, I was suffering from depression and social phobia and anxiety and I didn’t even know ab...

February 18, 2018

Since I got diagnosed with my mental illnesses. I’ve been judged. 

When I got to get my medication. I get looks by the older generation when the pharmacist says it’s an anti-depressant and mood stabiliser and if I taken them before with the side effects etc.

I get the look like I came out in just my bra and knickers? I would understand the judgemental look then, but I need that medication to help me. It’s just like a physical...

February 15, 2018

It’s half 3 on a cold Wednesday morning and I’m typing this up as I can’t sleep as my head is all over the place right now.

See I’m the girl who can’t take a phone call without shaking like a leaf. I can’t speak on the phone if I don’t personally know you. I used to be able to phone any random number and talk for hours. Funny how things change eh?

Now I’m the opposite. I can’t bare talking on the phone for 5 minutes with any ran...

February 15, 2018

In July 2017, I started my blog. I had many names for this blog. It was Mental Health and Lifestyle but I didn’t like it anymore so I thought my name is awesome for a blog! 

In November of 2017 I got the opportunity to become a Time To Change Champion for this amazing charity.

Time To Change is made from two organisations they are called MIND and RETHINK

I’ve been battling with my mental illness since I was a 17 but bef...

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May 27, 2019

Complexities brought about by mental health problems have been a constant battle for both patients and medical practitioners over the years on a global scale. More often than not, a silver lining presents itself for a promising course of treatment when the cause is clearly identified to be psychological, biological, environmenta...

December 19, 2018

To live with a mental illness can be a very lonely and isolating time in a person’s life, a fact I know very well still battling my way to recovery as I write this. We all know the statistics, in the U.K. 1 in 4 are suffering from a mental illness. Sadly, so many are suffering in silence and far too many are losing their lives t...

October 21, 2018

The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day and I have a confession: I’m exhausted. Not just this day in particular, it’s been creeping up for a while. The difficulty sleeping, the irrational thoughts, the intense headaches. My head feels so heavy that my only response is to lie down, which subsequently results in me not wan...

June 21, 2018

I want to talk about something slightly outside of Autism and Mental Health today, although very much related to the subject of Hidden Disabilities. I haven’t shared much on my physical conditions, all of which were diagnosed a few years ago, although much like my Autism, its been something I have struggled with under different...

June 18, 2018

…I mean I welcome them! Don't get me wrong. Yeah, send them my way. Ok. All of my poor attempts at humor to the wayside, however, with my OCD I approach compliments with a wildly out of order methodology than your average person. It is not easy when even being liked is difficult.

I don't find that I live that extraordinary of a l...

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