So today has been good so far. The sun is out and shining bright, and although i woke late i managed to gather together all my things (a massive bag packed for 5 nights at Ru’s), pick up a taxi to take me down the hill to the station and jump on my train with…… Continue reading A sunny day in Sutton.
So this illness is persistent. This is a really simple way of describing how completely horrendous the few couple of weeks have been. It’s been like all the lingering symptoms which have hung around over the last five years, and have been distressing in a kind of low level, regular and predictable way, blew wide…… Continue reading A bleak couple of weeks. Now behind me.
(Continued from part 1..) As said, he was so enthusiastic and so outward going, I always felt a little overwhelmed by him. But we got talking, and when I told him about my illness, he turned round and told me that he had had exactly the same experience. He was probably in his mid 60’s,…… Continue reading A conversation about stigma (part 2)
I met up with one of my oldest and closest friends for lunch on Tuesday. I hadn’t seen her for about a month, and so was looking forward to having a bit of a chin-wag and a catch up. We spent an hour eating pizza and chatting about life, love, motherhood and everything else, and…… Continue reading A conversation about stigma (Part 1)
(Continued from part 2..) It’s like there is a web of fears, doubts and terrors shrouding your positive mind, and once something tips your train of thought over onto the lines of that “web,” it gets stuck and can’t find it’s way back onto a rational, positive level; it can’t find its way back…… Continue reading Why, the phrase”I hear voices” is woefully inadequate in summing up the horrendous nature of mental illness (3)
(Continued from a previous article..) Moreover, if you entertain any of these thoughts for too long, the obvious yet perilous extension is to start wondering where the strength of these experiences come from- and that is when you start to stray into really dangerous territory. Because the intensity of the experiences literally wipes reason away…… Continue reading Why, the phrase”I hear voices” is woefully inadequate in summing up the horrendous nature of mental illness (2)
I am lucky enough to have a friend who has the same diagnosis as me. (Lucky in the sense that it means that I have someone to share my experiences with, not because it gives me a really broad and diverse spectrum of people I can claim to be close to). Anyway.. she has had…… Continue reading Why, the phrase”I hear voices” is woefully inadequate in summing up the horrendous nature of mental illness (1)