A couple of days I posted on my Twitter that I went to see a psychiatrist for the first time ever. This had been a long time coming. I actually got in contact with my local crisis team back in May (!!!) and this was the next available appointment. (I'm not going to go into … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – adventures in psychiatry
So I can't remember if I've talked about this very much, but one of the things I've been doing in this past month or two is going to therapy. While it isn't perfect, it has been a great starting discussion for a lot of things that are going on with my life, one of which … Continue reading i’m so lonely
I'm very happy to be hosting Hannah Gilbert today on my blog. She blogs at Creatively being me. Trigger warnings: death, suicide My experience with mental health has been a very hard journey! For many years I’ve never really felt normal! This all began when I transitioned into womanhood! I suddenly started to feel that … Continue reading Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder and Me
Trigger warnings: mention of suicidal thoughts When I first started taking antidepressants, about four years ago now, I thought it was a short-term solution. I'd been feeling quite depressed, and there wasn't a way for me to talk to a professional quickly, so I thought I'd do what I saw as the next best thing … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – forever on antidepressants
I am very pleased to have Greyson Edwards on my blog today! She's going to be tackling dissociation, which I also experience. Trigger warnings: Abuse, suicide, alcoholism, paranoia “Dissociation is a psychological term for a whole range of experiences. Put simply, dissociation is a disconnection of some kind. You can think of it as being unplugged … Continue reading dissociation
I've got conflicted feelings about summer. First of all, summer seems to be the time when I develop new symptoms. Last summer, it was my psychosis. This summer, it seems to be a worsening of my depression. I sometimes also find summer a bit difficult because of the increased emphasis on being social, drinking, and … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – summer and mental health
I've read a lot of really great books so far this year - so I thought I would mention five books that I LOVED. This isn't in any particular order. FreshwaterDeliciously dark, Freshwater is Akwaeke Emezi's debut novel about fractured selves. Ada's alternate selves (Asụghara and Saint Vincent) develop after she is sexually assaulted, and protect … Continue reading top 5 recommendation | best books of 2018 (so far!)
I'm very pleased to be joined by Katie O'Leary for this week's mental health guest post. Trigger warnings: suicide, stigma against mental illness In recent weeks, we have seen a rise in the following statements: “If you need to talk, reach out to someone. Speak up. Talk to someone. You are not alone. You are … Continue reading Don’t Worry, We’re Fine. Until We’re Not.
Sorry this is only going up at this time of day - I had it scheduled to go up but forgot to write the post in time!! Anywho, this is a brief list of some of my favourite diverse YA contemporaries - my favourite genre! Radio Silence I gotta start this list off with one … Continue reading top 5 recommendation | diverse YA contemporaries
Hey y'all! I have some exciting news for you - in short, I've created a patreon! If you don't know, Patreon is basically: "a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service" I've only got one tier at the moment, where you pay $1 or more. If this kicks … Continue reading patreon!