Tag: truth

Dealing With Adult Nightmares

If I had three wishes from a genie, I’d probably spend one of those wishes on a good nights sleep.

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My Dad Died By Suicide But He Did Not Commit Suicide

What people are saying when a person “commits” suicide, is reinforcing that they are criminals or perhaps something else judgemental.
But there is no crime in suicide and the only judgment should be as to why the person was left to feel that their life needed to end.

Why is the crime caused by the victim and not the events that led to their demise? Is this another way for society to victim blame?

Behind The Platfrom

I never intended to make a name for myself or live outside of the shadows that I am all so used too. Yet, here I am, lucky enough to spend every day and waking moment trying to use my platform to try to do good; to help others. It still

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

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

What I Want Employers To Understand About My Mental Illness

As someone with a mental illness, I know how hard it is to go to work and try to function day-to-day; It is easy to become overwhelmed and to feel imprisoned. I’ve had a few jobs, from waitressing to being a receptionist, all have ended essentially because of poor mental

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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