Touching Words & Tearful Goodbyes

I move to an out of area inpatient placement on Thursday, 100 miles away from home. This has meant a week of almost non-stop ends of therapeutic relationships. Today has been bookended by particularly tearful goodbyes to my psychologist and the crisis team manager. And the tears have kept on flowing as I reflect on this incredibly touching poem the crisis manager left with me:

I am blown away.

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“You’re braver than you believe, you’re stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“You’re braver than you believe, you’re stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” 
Never have wiser words been spoken by a bear.

Peer Support Project – ‘Fight Song’

Over on my peer support group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DoodleChroniclesPeerSupport/), we are working on a group project around Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo1VInw-SKc) at the moment. I’m hoping to create a video to go along with this anthem in order to tailor its already powerful message towards mental health. To do this, as well as my own drawings,… Continue reading Peer Support Project – ‘Fight Song’

Past Me is Trying to Stop Me Giving Up

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” I just found this post-it stuck on a magazine that I never got round to reading during an horrific 6 month stay in hospital. The quote, written in my hand, couldn’t be more apt; right now I don’t want… Continue reading Past Me is Trying to Stop Me Giving Up