Tag Archives: mental health

HS, Stress and Reflective Writing

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HS and Stress First things first, stress is not a bad thing because it plays a role in many functions in your body from metabolism to your heartbeat. Without it, you would die. When we talk about stress and harm, we are usually talking about the stress that exceeds our ability to cope. It may […]

6 Little Things to Improve your Mental Health

Mind your Mental Health A good rule of thumb when you are feeling down or anxious is to check in with your body and see what it needs; are you hungry, thirsty or tired?  Your mind and body are not separate so everything that happens in your mind is happening in your body. Therefore, it’s […]

Body Positivity – A Book Review

Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe Body positivity is something I have been interested in for a while. Unfortunately, online, it seems to be a battleground. Some people seem very confident in their bodies telling everyone that they should be too. Others mesh health and morality. This can intimidate someone new, who […]

Behind Closed Doors – The HS Experience

The HS Experience It won’t come as a surprise to anyone living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa that there is a link between our physical and mental health. When I tell someone I have the condition, I am usually met with a few different responses. Firstly, there’s the person who looks blankly at me and tells me […]

How Your Pet Can Boost your Wellbeing

Pets and Wellbeing First of all, adopting a pet is a big decision. Whether you are a cat person or dog person, they are another mouth you must feed, dedicate time to and take care of. Yet, animals especially cats and dogs look after their people too. Furthermore, research has found pet owners to be […]

Relationships, Intimacy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Erin Martinez is a clinical social worker working in the mental health field and a AASECT certified sex therapist. She often works with individuals who have been diagnosed with HS in relation to changes in adapting their lifestyle, managing their relationships and managing any changes to their sexual or intimacy experiences. Introduction & Chapter 1: […]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa podcasts with Doctors

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Podcasts are a great tool to learn on the go. You can listen to these from the comfort of your own home or while on the go, whether it be in the car or while out for a run. Dialogues in Dermatology Bonus – July 2019 – Hidradenitis Suppurativa In this podcast, M. Laurin Council, […]

How I Overcame My HS and Moved to Another Continent by Fernanda Almeida

The moment you are diagnosed is unforgettable. Trying to understand what is happening with your body is both frightening and comforting at the same time. On the day I was diagnosed, I promised myself Hidradenitis Suppurativa would not stop me from doing anything in my life. I was 21 years old and had lived with […]