The power of music

I have to say music is one of the most powerful things, it can change the way you feel just by listening to some songs, it can make you happy or sad. So I thought I would share a few of my favourite playlists to get you through certain certain days, as I have a lot of different playlists.

Day To Day 

So this playlist is all about helping me get through each day and each day is a damn rollercoaster! I do have to say I listen to this playlist most days and it does keep me smiling and even gives me tears every now and then. These songs have helped me through all different situations. So here is the first playlist.

I’m Gonna Show You Crazy – Bebe Rexha

Flashlight – Jessie J

Flaws – Olly Murs 

Gone – Bebe Rexha

Save myself – Ed Sheeran

Footprints – Sia 

Issues – Julia Michaels 

Clown – Emeli Sandé

Say Something – A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

One Moment in Time – Whitney Houston


You Can Do This 

This is the playlist that works for me when I am having days where I just want to give up and some of the same songs appear in more than one playlist, as some of them can do the  world of good in all different emotional states.

Footprints – Sia

I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – Zayn & Taylor Swift 

Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran

Flight Song – Rachel Platten

Human – Rag’n’Bone Man

Read All About It, Pt III – Emeli Sandé

Skyscraper – Demi Lovato

Little Talks – Julia Sheer & Jon D

Hurts – Emeli Sandé

Listen – Beyoncé

I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz

Don’t Be Hard On Yourself – Jess Glynne

These are a few playlists that really help me and it allows me to cry when I just can’t get it out and well gives me a pick me up when I really need it. Just remember that you don’t always need to speak to someone to get your emotions out, let someone else do the talking for you.. could be Adele ;)! Just remember that there are so many amazing songs out there that can help you to understand why you are feeling the way you are, or just explain it in the most perfect way. Songs can mean something completely different to each and every one of us, find a song which makes you feel good and then just build the collection up as you go.

Don’t let the day get you down and find a few minutes to listen to some music, it could be on your lunch break, on the way to work or just 5 minutes away from your desk.

Speak Soon.

Suicide Awareness Week

If you haven’t realised already or seen things bobbing around social media, this week is suicide awareness week and think this is something we all need to be aware of! Suicide impacts so many people we don’t actually realise, we need to raise awareness to stop the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide.

So there is so much to touch on with this post, I think it could be a long one and I am not sure where to start… so I am just going to get on with, so here we go!

What are suicidal feelings?

I think this is a good way to start as not many people really have that much understanding of this as they can just see it as ‘over reacting’. So suicidal feelings are not seeing any point of being alive anymore, you hate yourself, you feel as though you are just a pain to people around you and that they would be better off without you. These feelings/thoughts can be unbearable, trust me I have been there and I know the effect these can have on you!

It can affect anyone however, there are plenty of risk factors which can mean someone is more likely to be suicidal.


Getting help

Most people going through these feelings actually act upon them and it leaves devastating results behind. This is mainly due to the people suffering not wanting to carry on and mainly not seeking the help they need. So what do you do if you are in the situation….

You need to get yourself to A&E or contact someone, so here are a few options to go ahead with.

  • Call 999 if you cannot make your own way to A&E and an ambulance will bring you to your local A&E department
  • Make your way to A&E and ask for the mental health team
  • Call the Samaritans 116 123 – they are open 24 hours a day and there to listen.
  • Make an emergency appointment with your GP
  • Contact your local crisis team

These are just a few ways you can get help and trust me reaching out for help can save your life or someone else’s, it for sure saved mine!

A brilliant website to look at is STOP suicide I would highly recommend checking this page out.

How long does suicidal feeling last for?

Well this can vary from person to person and well it could last days, months or years but what is more important is that we reach out for help as this can cut down the amount of time you will feel suicidal for. If you know someone who is suffering then maybe you could reach out to someone for them or encourage them to reach out and being there for them along the way.

The facts

So I want to open people eyes to suicide as this is something which can affect nearly every one of us! So lets stamp the stigma and open our eyes. In 2015…

  • 6,188 suicides were registered in the UK
  • In England and the UK, female suicide rates are at their highest in a decade
  • Male rates remain consistently higher than female suicide rates across the UK and Republic of Ireland – most notably 3 times higher in the UK


So why is raising awareness for suicide so important to me?

Well this is a hard question for me to answer but I try to be as open and truthful as possible with you as I don’t want to hide away anymore and how can I help people if I just give them the bits I want to share! So as you are aware I have struggled with mental health a lot of my life and it is a bit of a rollercoaster. I am currently in the middle of that rollercoaster at the moment. Anyways I will get to the point, so I attempted suicide now twice and I have been lucky enough to have the support of family and friends who got me the support I need. Most of all I have seen the pain it causes for other people and well I think there are a lot of people out there who would have not gone through with the act if they had the support they needed but as it is for most mental health there is a stigma which surrounds it and as soon as you mention suicide people don’t know what to say and just seem to shy away from you.

It is no different to being poorly as these people going through these thoughts are poorly mental health is no different to physical health apart from it seems to be a case that no-one wants to actually talk about it. I find people seem to think it is cowardly, well it is not as it is like you have no way out and if anything people do this to stop burdening the people they love!



So hopefully this has opened your eyes in regards to suicide and I really hope you help me in raising the awareness which is needed for not just suicide but mental health! It’s lots of little things which then make a big difference, so let’s try and stamp out the stigma and help support those going through a difficult time! Do Good Feel Good!!


Speak soon!