Recovery Really Isn’t Linear

A few months ago, I remember thinking about how far I had come since my lowest point of my mental health: a pretty severe breakdown I had just over 3 years ago. Since then, I had repeated the year my breakdown had interrupted at University and managed to graduate with a 2:1, began a Master’s … Continue reading Recovery Really Isn’t Linear

Struggling on World Mental Health Day

(Trigger warning: themes of suicide) So, it’s #WorldMentalHealthDay today, and I’m really struggling. I find this day tends to creep up on me every year, and even though it should be a good day for me to be active on my blog and social media, I always find it the hardest. This year, I have … Continue reading Struggling on World Mental Health Day

Writing for Advocacy: Getting Started

Over the last few years, I have noticed more and more people and organisations speaking out about mental health and mental illness, with a huge part of this movement being online. Before starting my blog, I loved reading various blogs and articles confronting these issues, but never imagined myself actually writing one. I had previously … Continue reading Writing for Advocacy: Getting Started

Yes, I have a mental illness: and I have good mental health

This idea might confuse some people. It’s only recently that I’ve noticed the conversation bouncing around about the difference between mental illness and mental health, and the more attention I have payed to it, and considered my own experiences with mental illness and mental health, the more I have realised it’s a vital conversation to … Continue reading Yes, I have a mental illness: and I have good mental health

My depression doesn’t make yours any less valid. (And vice versa.)

When I first started this blog, I was overly cautious about being accessible to a range of different people. I wanted people to read what I had to say and understand a bit more, or even agree with it. But, the more I think about it, the more I realise that some people may disagree … Continue reading My depression doesn’t make yours any less valid. (And vice versa.)