Well none of us saw that coming did we? Which to be honest is a little naive on all our behalves. We knew this happens, has happened & would be due to happen again, so really it’s “our bad” that we took it for granted, a supposed “once in a century event” hit us all … Continue reading 2020/21 what a shit you have been!
Today we find out if my dad has beaten his cancer. He’s already beaten cancer, a melanoma when I was 13. Then he got other skin cancers which have gone on for the past 30 years and now he has one of the rarest cancers you could get. Nasopharyngeal squamous. Because of past radiotherapy and … Continue reading today could change everything
It has been way too long since I last blogged but I thought, seeing as I’m feeling the way I am, it is probably the time I should blog. Dealing with a loved one with mental health is extreme. It’s draining, heartbreaking, tiring, soul destroying and dare I say it, boring. Now, don’t get me … Continue reading I messed up but it’s ok
The day my mum tried to take her own life, I was viewing a house. I switched my phone on to silent whilst being shown around & chatting to the agent. When I came out I looked at my phone & I had 36 missed calls. I’ll always remember it was 36. I remember clearly … Continue reading 36 missed calls
So, you are dealing with a loved one with a severe mental illness. They have tried to take their life on 3 occasions, all with absolute intention to actually die (not a cry for help as it’s said) they survive, thankfully. They are sectioned on numerous occasions & their illness has been 11 years thus … Continue reading What happens when your loved ones mental health causes your mental health?
So Christmas is, or at least should be a time for celebration, family, loved ones, gift giving, love & laughter right? For so many people it’s a time of sadness, memories, depression & a very difficult period especially if you have a mental illness. It doesn’t matter how much you try to make it ok … Continue reading Mental health is for life not just for Christmas
Apart from all the ‘feelings’ a suicide attempt leaves loved ones with, what are the actual effects on the person who attempted it? Anyone who has attempted suicude & survived, has their own individual story. Even if two people have tried to take their lives in the same way, the lasting effects can be very … Continue reading The after effects of a suicide attempt
From around the age of 11, every time I saw an old person I had to say “bless you” out loud because if I didn’t they would die. I was sitting on the top deck of a bus on the way to college one day & was looking out of the window at all the … Continue reading Tourette’s, ocd & me
Let’s face it, lots of people already think I’m a bit of a fruit loop, hectic, hyper, emotional. That’s ok, they are right. I don’t take offence to any of these observations. I’m not trying to be anyone I’m not & nor do I want to be. One thing I have learnt dealing with my … Continue reading judge your little heart out. I DONT CARE!
We all know that mental illness is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain but it doesn’t stop it from being frustrating. We know that it is due to this imbalance but we don’t know why or what triggers it. What makes the chemicals in our brain change what we do, think & how … Continue reading but why are you mad!??????