I Hate To Break It To You But…

You were never broken. Yes, life may have felt like it broke you, but the very fact that you are still breathing, reading this, choosing life, means it never broke you. Life can be really hard at times. I know this only too well. We can get into a place inside our minds where we just think ‘What’s the point? Why bother?’ It can feel like life is crushing us… View Post

10 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Mental Health Today

For anyone who has suffered from depression, anxiety, PTSD and more, those trite memes or messages we see on the internet for improving mental health are often flooded with overly simplified bullshit that simply doesn’t cut it when you are down in the deep darkness of a manic episode or when you’re avoiding the world due to social anxiety. But there are ways to improve mental health even during the… View Post

Why Do We Suffer From Anxiety?

This post ‘Why Do We Suffer From Anxiety’ is in collaboration with Kalms. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk As many of you know, I have experienced anxiety since childhood and I have done a lot to ease anxiety and find my own balance. The causes of anxiety can be different for everyone, but it’s worthwhile looking at what triggers us the most so we can change… View Post

Why Chaos Is An Essential Ingredient Of Success

There is often an essential mess before a spectacular success. How often are we told that this is part of success? Not often. I think for many of us, if we have goals or intentions in life, perhaps we are starting a new business, publishing our first book, or moving house, we know that change is difficult, but we never seem to remember how essential the muddle and mess is… View Post

Free Powerful Mental Health and Well-being Support Radio

Waiting lists for mental health support are growing longer worldwide. People are not receiving help when they need it for conditions like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or PTSD and too many people are committing suicide as a result. Peace Within Radio is a new vision in mental health support, where we aim to encourage and inspire those suffering to transform their pain through empowering words and music. In 2018, I… View Post

Charlotte Underwood – Why I Am Passionate About Mental Health

Charlotte, welcome to my blog Kelly Martin Speaks, so what inspired you to become a mental health advocate, writer, and blogger? I lost my father to suicide in 2014, at the age of 18, it was a hard experience and the first time I really realized how serious mental illness was. At this point, I had already suffered from depression and anxiety and had tried to take my own life… View Post

Becoming Body Positive For The First Time

Finding My Beauty Amongst The Ugly Voices In My Head So, in my forties I’m starting to unravel shame – body shame. Like many women, I’ve spent most of my life trying to fit in with the ‘ideal’, from seeing Disney princesses as a child, to airbrushed magazines and ‘perfect’ bodies in movies and TV, my body was slowly over time internally shamed by me. Brainwashing begins early on for… View Post

Why Showing Your Humanity Heals The World

Why Showing Your Humanity Heals The World We are led to believe we need to compete against other people, hide what truly pains us and make sure the outer world thinks we have our sh*t together. If we are a public figure this is doubly important, so they say. If you are teaching or leading people you need to be an empowering person of positivity, an example of how to… View Post

Do You REALLY Want To Feel Better?

Is The Mental Health Epidemic Catching? Okay, so I’ve had intense anxiety since childhood which I’m in recovery from now and I’ve had many years of depression, suicidal thoughts and deep dark despair, but something has been bothering me a lot lately. The labelling of mental health issues appears to be making it something most people suffer from, but Is it true? I’m not saying this to shame vulnerable people… View Post

There Is No Shame In Seeing A Psychiatrist

This post ‘There Is No Shame In Seeing A Psychiatrist’ is in collaboration with Talkspace. The content and opinions expressed below are that of kellymartinspeaks.co.uk Seeing a therapist for mental health issues can feel quite daunting, but compared with the thought of seeing a psychiatrist, there seems to be more social stigma attached to going down the psychiatric route. My own personal incorrect perceptions of psychiatry are that they are expensive… View Post