The Shining Stars in Mental Health

There truly are some heroes in mental health, and boy do they deserve more recognition and respect than they get. I cannot begin to describe the impact that just one truly truly caring, talented professional can have on someone who is struggling with their mental health, especially when in the depths of crisis.  I am… Continue reading The Shining Stars in Mental Health

A Glimpse of My Thoughts

‚ÄčI just…  don’t even know what’s going on… why I’m going on… why I hurt so much… what anyone benefits from me being alive…how I can stand carrying on living *sobs* TORTURED DESPERATE OUT OF MY MIND AT THE END OF MY TETHER OVERWHELMED TERRIFIED NEED TO END ūüėĘ

Taking Responsibility for Recovery

I’ve been writing a piece about the term ‘taking responsibility’ for a while, with some great input from the Twitter mental health community, so I’ll leave that aside for the moment and get down to what’s going on with me right now.  I’ve been under the crisis team for almost 2 weeks now and we’re… Continue reading Taking Responsibility for Recovery

Healing Humour

Earlier today, I accidentally paused the TV on a This Morning segment about Ann Summers when the Crisis Team knocked the door. (Isn’t that an opening sentence you never knew you were itching to read?!) We were writing my care plan and I suddenly spotted the apparently incriminating freeze-frame, instantly curling up in embarrassed laughter… Continue reading Healing Humour

A Quick Word About Positive Mental Health Care

Lately I’ve been a bit moan, moan, moan.  Since Wednesday, I’ve received great care from those in the mental health teams supporting me and I keep trying to draft a post about just how well I’m being looked after but I don’t appear to have the mental capacity or even the words at the moment… Continue reading A Quick Word About Positive Mental Health Care

Poorly √ó Police

‚ÄčLife-threateningly poorly, call for medical help (and speak to lovely duty mental health worker over the phone, albeit from the wrong team because there was no answer from the crisis/emergency mental health team) but the only available solution was for the police to secretly be dispatched and make uninvited entry into my home. I admit… Continue reading Poorly √ó Police