Tag: awareness

[Guest Blog] Finding The Best Therapy (And Therapist) For You

[TW] I’m standing on a bridge in my local park listening to water rush beneath my feet, it is summer 2009 and I don’t have a care in the world. The bridge is a main connecting point in the park for other walkways, striding over with intent I’m confronted by

Becoming An Adult – With Mental Illness

I am not independent, in fact, I think I am the most dependent adult you’d meet. At 21 years old I made the first ‘adult’ step and moved out of the home of my mother. It was a very quick and last moment decision and I don’t regret it. It’s

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 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

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