Bear with Me…

In my haste to get out plenty of material for Mental Health Awareness Month, I neglected to remember that I hadn’t arranged anything for when it finished. I shall be going back to biweekly posting every Tuesday and Saturday, but I have nothing to post today unfortunately. I have been doing other writing work aside … Continue reading Bear with Me…

Readers’ Thoughts

As promised at the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, I’ve been amassing the thoughts of readers and, although the quantity perhaps isn’t what I’d hoped it would be, the quality is superb. I have four separate statements from four very unique individuals with different stories to tell and different mental health struggles to deal … Continue reading Readers’ Thoughts

Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

We all experience stress. It’s all around us and it exists in many varying forms. It comes from within and it comes from all around us. Trying to avoid it is like trying to avoid atoms—you can’t! How we deal with that stress is the important thing. Like everything else in life, some people are … Continue reading Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

You Can Help

This post is aimed mostly at those who aren’t suffering from a diagnosed mental illness. It’s more of an appeal than anything. If you don’t suffer or never have suffered from a mental illness then you may find it very hard to understand what a sufferer might be going through. You may see a problem … Continue reading You Can Help

Mindfulness–Back to the Here and Now

You’ll have to forgive the warm fondue texture of the cliché I’m about to hit you with: most of us are so busy thinking about the past or the future that we completely forget to unwrap the gift before our eyes. The gift: the present. Get it? I’ll get my coat… In recent times I’ve … Continue reading Mindfulness–Back to the Here and Now

Living the Dream Part 21 (Writing Is My Coping Technique)

I’m tying in this series to Mental Health Awareness Month as I feel the two are quite substantially linked. This series has always predominantly been about my writing and offering an update on how it’s going. In this edition, I’ll talk about why I write. The reason only became clear to me once I was … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 21 (Writing Is My Coping Technique)

Mental Health, Un-Masked (A Guest Post By summerSHINES)

Here’s something new. Thankfully it isn’t the Casper Slide Part 2. It is, in fact, the first ever guest post on The Adventures of an Average, White Man… and the honour frankly couldn’t have gone to anyone more fitting in the circumstances. When I decided I wanted reader’s thoughts to feature somewhere during Mental Health … Continue reading Mental Health, Un-Masked (A Guest Post By summerSHINES)

Why Am I Here? (Flash Fiction)

Why am I here? Why have I chosen to sit in this godforsaken waiting room? What an utter waste of time! I look around and not a single pair of eyes look back at me. They’re either directed at the floor or staring into space. All four of the other waiting people look awkward. One … Continue reading Why Am I Here? (Flash Fiction)

Why Is Mental Wellbeing So Important?

The question posed in the title might seem a little weird because who in their right mind doesn’t think mental wellbeing is important? Surely, everybody knows that feeling okay in the mind is a requisite to feeling okay in general. Actually, I’m not convinced a lot of people do know that. I would say worryingly … Continue reading Why Is Mental Wellbeing So Important?

Anxiety–What It Means to Me

Thank you for reading this latest of posts in my mental health awareness series. I feel somewhat of a charlatan in that I was always extremely blasé where mental health was concerned until it hit close to home and affected me very personally. For that I can only apologise to those people who have suffered … Continue reading Anxiety–What It Means to Me