Living with a mental illness is a 24 hour daily battle with an internal force of negativity so powerful that it has the ability to strip you of everything that once made you the individual that you were.
Apologies for the lack of postings over the past few weeks. I've been keeping myself occupied with OpenLearn from the Open University. A whole catalogue of free educational courses that my GP recommended to me. I've completed 2 so far in the space of 2 weeks. The first being 'An introduction to writing fiction' -... Continue Reading →
I've taken myself out of the house this morning for a change. I spend way too much time just hanging around the house on my own and it can't be healthy for me or good for my generally fragile mindset. So, I've come to Starbucks in town. I figured it's as good a place as... Continue Reading →
I’ve experienced the delights of the UK mental health system. Having pushed for a referral into the system for such a long time due to my tendency to want to hurt myself and the permanent feelings of despair and hopelessness that I had been experiencing for months, when I finally found myself under the care... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow is New Years Eve. It used to be a day that I would dread when I was younger because I always felt under pressure to go out and pretend to have a good time. Even though I would rather be at home in the warm, tucked up in bed, ignoring the fake festivities. Of... Continue Reading →
It's 4.45am and once again I find myself wide awake and unable to fall back asleep. That's not through want of trying though! No having awoken from my usual disturbed slumber at the ludicrous time of 3.30am I've done all the usual things you do when you wake up in the middle of the night... Continue Reading →
Ever since I started this blog my goal has always been the same. To reach out and reassure people that are suffering with a mental illness that they're not alone. That there are others out there who are in a similar boat to their own. I've always tried to keep things honest and real about... Continue Reading →
Christmas can be a stressful time for many of us, and all too often we end up putting everyone else’s happiness before our own. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help make the festive season a bit more bearable. 1. Be selfish – As harsh as this might seem it is important... Continue Reading →