"I was discharged from inpatient at a psychiatric ward- it was the most challenging but eye-opening experience of my life, but I hope never to repeat. It has taught me so much about me, my illness and how to care for myself. Nearly 6 months is a long time to be away from your friends, … Continue reading Understanding
"I was diagnosed with chronic depression for seven years with what seemed to be no direct reason, I just had no ambitions and passions to motivate me each day. When I realized the only reason I was sad was because of myself, I got medication and support from my family to help myself heal. However, … Continue reading Healing wounds
As I've mentioned before, I struggle with seasonal changes with Bipolar II Disorder. Right now, I'm trying to manage my anxiety and avoid a mixed episode. With this, I've noticed the importance of check-ins especially as I tend to keep to myself a lot. It let's others know authentically what's going on with me. It … Continue reading check-in
**Trigger warning....weight/numbers** "I've never been happy with my body. I was 10 stone and afraid even to wear shorts when the sun was burning outside. So I started a diet. I cut out certain foods and made my portions smaller. I exercised more and more everyday to try and lose the weight. By October, I … Continue reading The right support
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"I grew up with severe OCD and generalized anxiety. I always struggled with these mental illnesses and thought they held me back. I was extremely bullied growing up and I did not think I would ever be successful. After years of hard work and therapy I was able to manage my anxiety enough to go … Continue reading Hard work
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