For the last few months I've, mostly, been feeling pretty good, friends and family have noticed how I'm slowly getting back to the old me, the me that would spill sarcastic comments left, right and centre, the me that would smile. However, underneath all that I've actually been struggling quite a bit, I can't deal … Continue reading I relapsed but I’m going to fight all over again
I’m the first to admit that how I am today is a hell of a lot better then where I was mentally a year ago, two years ago and even 6 months ago. My childhood and teenage years were literally robbed of me, spending most days in A&E, mental health hospitals, psychiatrist appointments, doctor appointments, … Continue reading Recovery isn’t straight forward // vent
It may have been only a few days, or maybe weeks, since you showered. You’re not sure how long you’ve worn the clothes you wear now. Dishes are piled high, food rots in the fridge and you are not sure the last time you ate. You know you must move, and yet you spend your time … Continue reading Permission to Breathe
Dear old Stacey I’m writing to tell you something that should of been said years ago but never was. Firstly you deserve to be loved. You deserve care and affection, just because someone doesn’t want to give that does not mean you don’t deserve It. Everyone deserves to be loved - don’t let anyone make … Continue reading Dear old me, younger me, teenage me. I’ve got this now.
Communicate. That’s the biggest and best first thing you can ever do. Whether it be with a teacher, sibling, friend, parent or even a counselor. Being able to communicate is the first step to your life getting better. It doesn’t have to be even talking; it can be a letter or email or text…let people … Continue reading Communicate
Ever had a day when you just want to SCREAM!!!!!!!! Why is it that some days just skip along nicely. The universe aligns and everything kind of works out ok. And then there are other days. Where nothing, absolutely nothing goes to plan. One thing goes wrong and it’s like a whole domino effect that … Continue reading Today can piss right off.
For those out there, wondering, what a healthy coping method is, it’s an adaptive method of coping with positive results in the long run. There are many types of coping methods and if I could, I would give you a list of all of them, but I think it would be more beneficial if I … Continue reading Coping with Stress
Is a mental health condition a fair excuse of rude or bad behaviour? The other day while I was scrolling through the internet as many of us do for countless hours of the day, I came across a post online relating to mental health. I’m very passionate about being open and talkative about mental illness … Continue reading Anxiety makes an asshole out of you and me.
If I had to explain my experience with mental health in one sentence, it would probably have something to do with me cracking jokes while in the midst of a full-blown psychotic episode. BUT, Lucky for you, I get more then just one sentence. And instead, I’m going to do something a little different to … Continue reading I’m proud to say that I believe those words now.
Honestly shout out to all of us with anxiety and panic disorders, we don’t get enough recognition for our hard work. Pushing through our body’s instinct to fight/flee/freeze at the slightest worry is a whole new level of strength. We are battling almost everyday against a fast-acting animalistic response that humans have been experiencing since … Continue reading Anxiety and panic disorders