Recovery and reinvention

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 →

My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System

Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the festive season

Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If... Continue Reading →

Meeting Big Brother

I was incredibly fortunate the other week to receive an invitation from Channel 5 to come to London and meet with Paul Osbourne - the new Creative Director of the forthcoming Celebrity Big Brother series, as well as returning Executive Editor Tamsin Dodgson. I've been lucky enough over the past couple of years to also... Continue Reading →

Crashing

I've hit a bit of a low today, after a few weeks of feeling pretty much level. I think I understand why it is that my mood has dropped suddenly this time but that doesn't make it any easier to deal with. I've got a particularly busy week this week. This morning I spent seeking... Continue Reading →

Getting better

So things have been pretty good over the past couple of weeks in terms of my mental health. I feel like my current combination of meds are doing the job that they're supposed to do and that my overall mood has been greatly improved. It's like the big, thick cloud of black fog that has... Continue Reading →

Too hot to think

My mind isn't really all there at the moment. I think perhaps it's a combination of the sheer amount of time that I've been away from work, and the frankly astonishing heatwave that has recently descended upon the UK. I mean, it's hot. Ridiculously hot. So hot in fact that in a similar fashion to... Continue Reading →

A rough guide to depression

For today’s blog I thought I would write a bit about the various aspects of suffering with a mental illness and in some cases my own experiences of them. This isn’t by any means meant to be a complete guide to depression or an encyclopaedia of anxiety, but I hope it some way it helps... Continue Reading →

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