Tag: relapse

Has The Value Of Friendship Changed?

It sounds silly to feel like this. When I feel like I want to die, or leave the country, just because my friends ignore my messages. Or because they are never the ones to message first or make plans. And they never, check if I am ok.

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[Guest Post] Recovery Is Not Linear: Say It Again, And Again, And Again

We know that we will face setbacks with our mental health. Bad days, bad weeks, meltdowns, major episodes…they’re almost inevitable.

We know that our mental illnesses will change over time, as we ourselves and our circumstances change.

[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

Stigma Cannot Know Who I Am

Stigma plagues society through our communities and is prominent within the media. There is no need to attach a stigma to any topic and yet humans do just that. It seems that what starts as an opinion or a passing comment can quickly cause complications for those at the rear

Long Term Mood Swings & Alter Egos

What is it about the term ‘mood swings‘ that makes us believe that the only possible situations in which these occur are during a girls period, pregnancy or if a person is bipolar? I’m just gonna say it, this is not the case. Even without mental illness, mood swings can

How To Start Your Own Mental Health Blog

One of my most frequently asked questions is how to start a blog or write about mental health. I’ve been blogging for a few years now, this website is not yet a year old but it is not my first. I started out a while ago, I am not sure

Writing My Way To Better Mental Health

Before technology became a big part of my life, I had to find other forms of entertainment. I was a creative soul, I could create the most beautiful things from your everyday trash. Something I can remember so vividly, however, was the enjoyment I found from writing. I was obsessed

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

At 14, I Was An Addict

I have mentioned often that I have suffered substance abuse in my past, however, there is a lot that I leave out. I don’t talk about it in detail and even my family and friends who witnessed my addiction, only knew half of the story. This is incredibly hard for

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