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?
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 […]
I've been pleasantly surprised how people came through for me ...
Anxiety is a term frequently used by anyone and everyone generally to describe a feeling of nervousness or worrying such as before an exam or job interview. I’ve mentioned my anxiety a few times in my posts as it’s one of the main side effects of PTSD and other mental illness’ so I wanted to take a minute to explain […]
Was my (sarcastic) response to this tweet: In case you guys didn’t know it’s mental health awareness week so we should all be doing our part by discussing mental health with honesty and openness. It’s bad enough in that we don’t talk about mental health as much as physical health. We shouldn’t need to have a mental health awareness week, […]