Conversations and Experiences of Stigma Against Mental Illness

I've had many conversations about mental illness and Bipolar. I am very open and honest about my illness, and have refused to hide it. I want to show people that even though I have a mental illness, it does not make me weak. On the contrary, I believe to be able to keep fighting this [...]

My Experiences of Mental Health Crises Care

Earlier this month I completed a questionnaire for the Care Quality Commission, regarding mental health crisis care. A mental health crisis can include: suicidal behaviour panic attacks psychotic episodes Irrational behaviour that could lead to a person endangering themselves My experience with crisis care began when I was severely depressed. I had left a job [...]

How my cat plays a vital role in my mental well being

In 2012, I was very poorly. My depression had evolved into a sneering, unrelenting monster, ready to tear me to shreds. I was done. I didn't want to live anymore. I was spending most days alone, with nothing to focus my mind. My partner was at work during the day and could occasionally work from [...]