Birthdays with Mental Health Issues

That’s lots of us – the title. So I’m not unique to talk about this. I was a little nervous that on the ward they would make a big fuss about my birthday, but I think they were aware that I didn’t want that. When I woke up and left my room staff wished me … Continue reading Birthdays with Mental Health Issues

Birthday Trepidations…

Anyone else dread their birthday? I don’t all of the time, but when I’ve been in hospital I don’t take care of myself. I put on weight from being contained and not doing enough exercise, as well as some binging and purging. As well as that I just don’t feel motivated to ‘dress up’ for … Continue reading Birthday Trepidations…

Autumnal Update…

Well, well weekend. You know when you were a kid and you would get lost in a supermarket? You’d panic run past each aisle looking for your parent or designated adult… also admiring the sweets you’d love to chuck in the trolley, and the magazines but in too much of a tizz to consider picking … Continue reading Autumnal Update…

Life Choices vs. Self-Destruction

When you’ve been eaten by the mental health system for years, your life can go two ways. Either be in and out of psych hospitals (which is an easy trap to fall for) or grab the life you want and work out how to get there, powering through all temptation of regression and self-doubt. I … Continue reading Life Choices vs. Self-Destruction