Pet Therapy

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 theyContinue reading “Pet Therapy”

Suicide Prevention 

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.

Living with a monster 

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.Continue reading “Living with a monster “

Dreaming of insanity 

Apologies for the radio silence this week but this particular post I really struggled to write so it’s taken a while… Since being away the stress of travels has affected me in numerous ways, but after the first week and a half of being here insomnia has surprisingly resurfaced for a little while.  For aboutContinue reading “Dreaming of insanity “

5 ways anxiety actually feels 

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 toContinue reading “5 ways anxiety actually feels “