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August 7, 2016

Chloe is 19 years old. She suffers with two conditions which have a large effect on everyday life and her mental health, and is currently undergoing medical treatment to find a long-term solution. She is participating in #SpeakUpSYM because she wants to contribute towa...

July 28, 2016

Recovery from a mental health condition is a complex and difficult journey that can be a full time endeavour. It’s not a a linear process; but full of blips and struggles as well as triumph and success. Recovery can be hard enough without unhelpful (even if well meanin...

April 26, 2016

I'm staring at the screen, wishing the words would come easier. They're there, wrapped up in some part of my head that feels a little unaccessible at the moment. The wrapping; layers of self doubt, perfectionism and pressure... winding around them tightly. Writing shou...

March 19, 2016

Subtext:

It’s everywhere.

It’s in the way you say “I’m a little busy right now”

When what you’re actually saying is:

“I don’t want to talk to you”.

 

The words that mean ‘go away’

Or ‘we don’t want you here’

But are cunningly disguised,

Allowing you to say:

“That’s not what I sa...

March 14, 2016

My only respite at the moment is sleep. For those few precious hours each night I don't have to be intensely uncomfortable in my own skin. I can be in my dream away from the itching, bubbling sensations I get in my body. I'm really struggling with body image at the mom...

March 14, 2016

Change, whether it is big or small, can have an impact on your mental health. It is something that can go on in anyone’s life, no matter who they are.

Some people are uncomfortable with change, which is understandable due to the fact that they are so used to something a...

January 29, 2016

Recovery seems to frequently be thwarted by the ‘do it tomorrow’s. It’s easy to get into a rut of thinking that you can put off the challenge and making changes for another day. I guess it’s like a lot of things in life where we just allow ourselves one last day of per...

January 12, 2016

If I could share some wisdom with my younger self, I think it would be the following:

  1. Times will get hard, but you will get through them

  2. One day you will find a place where you feel truly accepted for who you are

  3. One day you will begin to learn to love you...

January 12, 2016

2015 – A year which was full of up and downs, I put my school life behind me and it was all about college and getting the relevant results I needed to go on to do whatever I wanted to do when I am older.

 

I feel that 2015 has treated me well, with all of the things I ha...