On Mental Health

Reconnecting with my positive self: silencing the inner saboteur

I had to leave a job I felt proud of in 2019 after suffering a severe mental health relapse. Prior to that it had taken years of volunteering, part time work and work to reach the point at which I could say I took pride in and enjoyed my work. It was highly stressful but…… Continue reading Reconnecting with my positive self: silencing the inner saboteur

On Mental Health

Why my mental health condition may no longer be a “mental health” condition.

This article is something of a continuation of the last piece I published. In that one I was writing about how a perceived loss of agency affected my ability to deal with the symptoms of my schizophrenia. However as I was writing it occurred to me that this is an extremely commonplace problem- everyone needs…… Continue reading Why my mental health condition may no longer be a “mental health” condition.

On Writing

A ‘to do’ list, and anticipating great things for 2018..

I haven’t updated WordPress for a couple of weeks now. Events on the ground have been busy enough that I haven’t had a chance to even make a list of all the things I need to do, let alone actually begin tackling that list. So, I’m hoping this post will function to consolidate my ideas…… Continue reading A ‘to do’ list, and anticipating great things for 2018..

On Mental Health · On Writing

First Steps in the right direction.. blogging for a mental health charity!

So today I got a phone call from a lady from a Mental Health Charity MQ, and after a half hour or so conversation she asked me if I’d like to blog for their site, and perhaps do some ambassadorial for them as well! I’m pretty excited, as I’ve been trying to find a mental…… Continue reading First Steps in the right direction.. blogging for a mental health charity!

Misc

Monday check in; looking forward to the week ahead!

Another Monday morning, and another day at work. Sounds a tad dreary, but actually so far the whole experience has been pretty good! I am enjoying the routine, and the early morning starts haven’t been too taxing either. I was worried that after many years of unemployment, these first few weeks might kill me, but…… Continue reading Monday check in; looking forward to the week ahead!

Misc

Entering the world of full time employment- oh the times, they are a’changing..!

So, I am currently at something of a milestone in my life and in my recovery process. Change is a-foot. I have been living via the state for the last twelve years; I have been receiving disability benefits every two weeks for the last third of my life, due to long term and pervasive mental…… Continue reading Entering the world of full time employment- oh the times, they are a’changing..!