Did somebody say published mental health writer?..
Woah. Sounds pretty cool right? Whilst I’m sure someone has invented therapy with pets that’s not what I wanted to talk about! What I mean to question is whether pets have a soothing effect and if they can in fact help someone who is suffering with an illness, including mental illness. Well I think they can. My lil guinea pigs […]
Sunday was World Suicide Prevention Day and awareness continues for the rest of the week, so to do my part I thought I'd share my experience of dealing with suicidal thoughts. This is exceptionally emotional and difficult for me to discuss, but I do find it's both a sad and beautiful part of my story.
Now that I’ve firmly settled in back home I can feel the effect that challenging myself has had on me. I honestly feel so much stronger and secure in myself, my anxiety is hugely reduced and if I do experience it I am now less likely to panic or feel frightened. So I’m chuffed. I know this isn’t the end […]
I would like this post to be a bit of a discussion as I need some advice people!
I've never let my illness get in the way of my work or education yet the negative stigma against mental health says otherwise... so how honest should I be?
Wow it’s time to come home already. Where has the time gone? I’m so proud of myself. All the anxiety about leaving and the panic I suffered so badly at the beginning of my journey, especially in the Maldives, feels like only yesterday and yet I have come so far since then. It makes me laugh that I am actually […]
I am proud to say that my mum joined me on a party holiday, but I never get to tell the whole story. Well, here it is...
Living with a monster is what having to control PTSD feels like to me. It’s an endless cycle of oppressing my demon to prevent all hell breaking loose. The best way I can describe it is with a diagram, excuse my poor drawing skills: The picture shows my silhouette with a rip through my chest. That’s where I feel all […]
The impact of friendship on mental health
I've been pleasantly surprised how people came through for me ...