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My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

I can keep a steady job but my mental health really can disrupt my work. I wish I could have time off, but I’m scared my illnesses would be…

The 3 questions people who struggle with self-harm don’t want you to ask

The 3 questions people who struggle with self-harm don’t want you to ask

People who struggle with self-harm really don’t want to be asked these questions. Instead, just ask if they’re OK, and then take it from there…

What Does Depression Really Feel Like

What Does Depression Really Feel Like

Depression is one of the most unbearable things I have ever had to deal with in my life. It is the WORST feeling in the world, and I wouldn’t…

Could this be an end to the antidepressant lottery?

Could this be an end to the antidepressant lottery?

You try one antidepressant that doesn’t work, then another, and another, always searching for the correct medication. But that could be about to end…

Self-harm and I: A recovery journey

Self-harm and I: A recovery journey

I feared that my addiction to pain would cost me my life. Now I am almost three months clean from self-harm. If I can do it, anyone can…

How To Not Care What People Think

How To Not Care What People Think

It’s hard not to care about what people think. Here are my methods for not letting others’ opinions get to me. They may help you too…

Let Them Know. Silence Could Have Killed Me

Let Them Know. Silence Could Have Killed Me

Silence holds a great power. It can help or damn you, and it nearly killed me. Finding the courage to speak about my mental health helped to heal me…

I’m trying not to hate you, New Year, I’m trying to survive you

I’m trying not to hate you, New Year, I’m trying to survive you

I don’t want to hate New Year. But it always makes me cry. If you struggle with festivity, you’re not alone. This is how I get through such…

Why Do We Think Our Brain Doesn’t Get Sick?

Why Do We Think Our Brain Doesn’t Get Sick?

We discredit mental health when it comes to sick days. But without the brain, we’d be dead. The brain works the hardest, so let your brain have a break…

The Awesome Power of Words Brings Huge Responsibility

The Awesome Power of Words Brings Huge Responsibility

There can be no denying the power of words. They are perhaps the most powerful instrument for good or ill on Earth. Words can create or destroy…

Surviving Manipulation – the Unholy Gaslight

Surviving Manipulation – the Unholy Gaslight

That’s the problem with talking about mental illness, you’re never quite sure who’s going to blame their behaviour on your illness…

Courage to Soar

Courage to Soar

Working with depression and anxiety is challenging when you keep it hidden. It takes courage to soar above the stigma that is attached to mental health and be open and…

Mistress Malice — My Persona of Power

Mistress Malice — My Persona of Power

I am not my illness, I choose to be who I wish, and the two are not mutually exclusive. ‘PVC, not pills’, has been my mantra this month. When I…

Be your own advocate

Be your own advocate

If I could go back in time, I would say to the nurse, ‘I am not going home unless I see someone.’ That my life is worth it, and I…

Life and Being Told You Should End It

Life and Being Told You Should End It

I have no friends or family or even a loved one as they can’t cope with me, but I do understand, as I can’t cope with myself…

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