On Mental Health

Personal faith, and how to reconcile it with a mental health diagnosis

The focus of this article is an issue I’ve been struggling with for some time, which just resurfaced in my thinking in the form of symptoms. The subject and problem just sort of fell into my mind, piggy-backing on the “voices” which, as is often the case, felt half profound and half completely random. I’ve…… Continue reading Personal faith, and how to reconcile it with a mental health diagnosis

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A shout-out to all my wonderful friends- a soppy post as I consider how very lucky I am..

I had a bit of an emotional morning, after an emotional Thursday night and then a really strained day at work yesterday. I was OK, really, just wobbly and extremely tired. I have definitely been worse, and I’m sure other people are dealing with a lot more, and a lot worse. This week has been…… Continue reading A shout-out to all my wonderful friends- a soppy post as I consider how very lucky I am..

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Dedicated to a friend- light at the end of a long tunnel

One of my dearest friends, who has been unwell for almost a year, is leaving hospital on the 24th of this month. We met, almost ten years ago at the Bethlam Royal Hospital in South London, and since then have been through all kinds of crazy together. We often say we’re one another’s life-line’s, because…… Continue reading Dedicated to a friend- light at the end of a long tunnel

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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!

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Catching up with my baby (soon to be married) sister, and contemplating adulthood, lingering symptoms, and Itchycoo Park!

So I travelled up to Lewisham last night to spend the night with my little sister. She’s been crazy busy with work and, more excitingly, wedding planning (eeeek!)- so it was so great to catch up with her and hear how everything’s going. The main and most exciting headline: she has finally picked her dress.…… Continue reading Catching up with my baby (soon to be married) sister, and contemplating adulthood, lingering symptoms, and Itchycoo Park!

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Thoughts about family, a night out in town, and what I think Christmas is really all about

I have just got home after spending the night with my family. We went into London to see a show called Million Dollar Quartet at the Southbank Centre, which my mum booked for my sister, my dad and I. My sister and I showed up as a surprise for my dad- he didn’t know we…… Continue reading Thoughts about family, a night out in town, and what I think Christmas is really all about

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A Post about a friend of mine who is long overdue some luck (part 2)

I do definitely have moments where I feel like I could believe in a higher power, or a higher force of some kind. My issue, or uncertainty, is- is that force conscious? Or do we all simply have a conscience, or a voice in our head, that could be misconstrued as a God. Therefore, ultimately,…… Continue reading A Post about a friend of mine who is long overdue some luck (part 2)