There are different ways of knowing if your mental illness is causing problems. Well I know of a few different ways. Spotting these different ways has become an art-form for me over the last few years. Something happens within yourself and you start to question whether it relates to ill mental health. I started to … Continue reading It’s more than “in your head”
Luck isn't something I have a lot of. I wouldn't consider myself a lucky person, in fact I would consider myself quite an unlucky person. I would however say I've been lucky this October. In previous years Octobers have been a horrid time. I first told someone about my Mental health issues in October 10 … Continue reading Support, Not Suicide. I’m Very Lucky.
I see a lot in the mental health community about stigma attached to mental health. I see it first person as well. I'm not unfamiliar with someone thinking its OK to talk to me in a certain way, or talk about my ailments like they're a joke, or not taken seriously. One thing I would … Continue reading I Stigmatize Myself The Most.
I'm in a weird position, a position my mind has put me in many times. Now I like to chat. It helps me with my well-being and helps me control my mind, so when my mind decides it wants to tell itself that everything I'm saying is wrong, things become tricky. I mean wrong in … Continue reading Weird, Right?!
Sometimes my mind is more challenging than it usually is, and I've been in this situation for the last month, and do you know what..... I'm proud of myself. Here's why. I've been doing quite well in the last month. I'm now pretty sure that October hit me half way through September. I usually suffer … Continue reading Fighter!
There was a big family gathering yesterday and it was overwhelming to say the least. I started the day with weeks of pre-knowledge of the event. I was ready for anything. I was jeed up and wanted to take on the world. Well, perhaps not the world but I was ready to take on the … Continue reading Overwhelming anxiety.
Right now my mind is playing games with me. I hope you know what I mean. I'm having sporadic hallucinations which only last a few seconds but are there. I'm aware of them and I quickly pick up on what's going on, after all, nothing in the house was actually on fire, and the TV … Continue reading Hallucinations.