I wanted to write about the impact of the Covid 19 lockdown on me personally, because it would seem from friends points of view or from reading various social media comments that people might think it hasn't made much of a difference to those that would normally be housebound alot anyway. At least from my … Continue reading Covid 19: Lockdown And Chronic Illness
They say seeing is believing. So how do I show someone that I have an invisible illness? How do I explain it in a believable way? It's crazy that something so very real, incredibly painful and hugely debilitating to me can be disbelieved by others simply because they can't see it. I believe it because … Continue reading Invisible illness. Seeing is believing.
There's been so much media attention surrounding the importance of speaking out about our mental health difficulties and it's a common misconception that once you do speak out you can get the help that you so desperately need. Sadly from my experience it's been incredibly difficult to get that help and surprisingly easy to slip … Continue reading Mental Health: The struggles after speaking out.
Yesterday was one of those days where I just felt completely overwhelmed. Imagine beginning each day with a jug of water. Ideally that jug would be empty to start with and as the day progresses it begins to fill up with water as and when stressful situations occur. At the end of the day the … Continue reading Tidal wave imminent.
There have been a few times in the past week that I've been left wondering why it is that so many people seem to be lacking in basic human compassion and empathy. I met a lovely lady online struggling with her own identity and trying to find where she fitted into the world being transgender. … Continue reading Where is the love?
I saw this picture a little while ago and thought it represented how other peoples perceptions of depression have made me feel. Social media is full of people sharing every little detail about their seemingly perfect lives. They spend so much time seeking attention from others with posts of their perfectly dressed children, their expensive … Continue reading Depression isn’t contagious.
It really is true when they say you don't know what you've got until it's gone. The everyday things that I used to take for granted, like waking up in the mornings feeling ready for the day, answering my phone when it rings, being able to decide what to have to eat, what to watch … Continue reading Before the rain.