Where do I begin? *sigh* I was so looking forward to going to University. I am the first to pursue higher education in my immediate family and I do love to learn especially when I’m passionate about the subject. However, having expectations of something is often my downfall. Nothing can ever live … Continue reading Surviving the First Month of Uni
The last two weeks have been a trip! I had my first real bad depersonalisation episode and it was so weird. The feeling of not really being in my body was worrying and it was really hard to make myself do anything, which leads me to my next mental wall at the moment. I have … Continue reading Mental Check!
I’ve talked about the things that I’ve done BECAUSE of my combined anxiety and depression but I wanted to also tell all you lovely readers about the things I do in SPITE of my silly little brain. 1.Survived GCSEs and College/BTEC. I came out of compulsory education quite successful even with the loss of family … Continue reading Things I do in spite of mental illness
Mental Health and Comedy As I’ve said I love podcasts and one podcast I listen to is The Hilarious World of Depression. The host interviews comedians with mental illnesses, the fist thing he asks them is, “Is Depression Funny?”. Everyone's answer is a little different. But, the most interesting thing to me as a lover … Continue reading Mental Health and Comedy
A list of things that I use to help/control my mental health; I take meds which I have found very helpful so for me it’s an essential. Technology, such as earphones and my phone have become very helpful. I use then earphones to keep my mind off things with awesome podcasts (You can see a … Continue reading My Mental Health Essentials
Mental health is complicated and can make you do some pretty strange things. Here are 10 things that I do because I suffer from depression. Not want to turn off my podcast, youtube videos, tv etc. at night because silence is deadly to a depressive. Isolate myself. Stay in my room … Continue reading 10 Things I Do Because Of Depression
“The Crab of Hate is as much part of me as my genetic code, or my love of cats, or my hatred of warm weather. He’s been sitting on my shoulders for my whole life. You can’t see him in photographs, because he always scuttles away, but you can see the effect he has on … Continue reading Cheer up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman
I often have this over powering that I'm a huge failure and it's happening now. I've had really bad fatigue lately and my inner perfectionist is screaming at me to be better whilst my body wants to lay down forever. In the evenings I've started getting headaches. When I'm tiered I start feeling ill so … Continue reading Failure
Things people without mental illnesses should be aware of; The brain is the most important organ in your body. You are not dead until your brain activity stops. My brain and many others have a brain that isn’t working just right and that is a valid health problem. The brain is a … Continue reading My Message to everyone on World Mental Health Day 2016.
So the future is terrifying and the future with multiple mental illnesses is horrific. I recently had a blood test done to see if there were any deficiencies in my vitamin intake because I get tired very quickly even when I have a good sleep. Some days I can only do one thing before … Continue reading Internal Screams……