Tag: anti depressants

Self Doubt – My Old Friend

I’ve not lived an easy life, I’ve suffered sp many traumatic events, that it is so hard for me to feel good about myself or my actions. On the inside I am still the girl who was called ‘fat’ and ‘ugly’, who people would never give the time of day.

How I Passed My GCSE’s Despite Ill Mental Health

I will never forget those few years of my life. GCSE’s are hard enough as it is, they are so hard on your mental health. The standards expected and the idea that you know what you want to do at 14 is just mad. I feel like the whole education

The Adult Who Can’t Make Friends

“Just go and say Hi” “It’s not that hard” “They won’t bite” Oh, the joys that come when you have to explain to a person why you have no friends, or few friends and why it is so hard for you to socialize. I have always found it hard to

How I Combat My Mental Illness

It is a very hard thing to fight any mental illness on a daily basis, it is so tiring because it needs constant work. In this blog post, I want to talk about what I do to manage my mental health. It is a question that I get asked very

Getting Support During A Mental Health Crisis: My Experience

On Monday, this week, I started to get my telltale signs that a crisis was on its way. Over the next four days, my mental health rapidly deteriorated, and I realised that I may end up dead if I do not seek immediate help. I needed to practice what I

When You Have Nowhere To Go

Have you ever been in the situation where you have nowhere safe to go? I have. Most of my teen years especially became hard for me because I was never out-of-the-way of drama or arguments. It wasn’t due to me instigating these negative events but for some reason, I seemed

The Day I Almost Died: My Suicide Attempt

After my father’s death, I tried to distract myself. I was pushing back any form of grief, to the most repressed part of my mind. For a while it worked, I was so busy planning the house move and organising the funeral as my mother couldn’t, that I didn’t have

I’m Overweight And Have Had An Eating Disorder

You do not need to be thin to have an eating disorder, let’s put that idea to bed. I have always been a ‘bigger girl’, well at least from the age of 7; I was in teenager clothes before I was 10. I found comfort in food and it gave

“I’m Fine, I Promise”

How many times have you said that? How many times have you lied to a family member, colleague, peer or friend? I have a strong bet that everyone has done it at least once or twice. I suppose I do it often, it’s automatic for me because it’s been programmed

Suicide: Fear Of Being Sectioned

I will always remember my first experience of going to the hospital after a suicide attempt. Honestly, I had no idea to expect, it all happened so fast and to be frank, I was feeling pretty high, must have been a response to the OD. I met my doctor, the

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