A Crisis, A Sandwich and The Small Wins

I just ate a sandwich and I am drinking a cup of tea. I am in a public place and although I'm not talking to anyone around me, I just ate a sandwich. I don't have an eating disorder anymore. I don't have a digestive disorder. There is nothing physically stopping me from eating, but … Continue reading A Crisis, A Sandwich and The Small Wins

The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

A depressive episode has a way of making anyone go from actively living their life to merely existing in a matter of days or weeks. The ability to do what you love? Zapped! The ability to get up in the morning? Zapped! An interest in doing anything other than staying in bed living life through … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

Coming Out of Hospital After 4 Weeks In

From the end of April to late May I spent 4 weeks in a psychiatric hospital, hence my absence. It was a difficult admission and still now I am struggling to quite get my head around what happened, what's happening, and what I went through. I am also struggling to get back to every day … Continue reading Coming Out of Hospital After 4 Weeks In

Self Love on Valentine’s Day <3

It’s valentines day. This day can be really fun for some, and hard for others, but I want to put the message out there that the most important person to love is yourself. Self love is a difficult one, especially for those with mental health problems. Often we berate ourselves, hate ourselves or even worse, … Continue reading Self Love on Valentine’s Day ❤

Lists That Beat Depression

I've been depressed as of late. However, after about a week of sitting around moping about it I have decided to implement my coping strategies in order to try and get through this bout of depression, with the help of my team. I am due to see the psych for a med review, but there … Continue reading Lists That Beat Depression

Conquering Our Own Mountains

   Sometimes we need a kick up the arse. Sometimes we just need someone, or something to come up behind us and give us a push in the right direction towards our goals and dreams because get this, just because you have a mental health illness DOES NOT mean you can't have hopes, dreams and … Continue reading Conquering Our Own Mountains