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The ‘This is me’ bit…

I’m 25 and I’m from Kent. I love musicals, sausage dogs and hedgehogs, I always wear funky socks and I am a self confessed Pinterest addict.

More to the point of me starting this blog, I am an anxiety, depression and panic sufferer. I have been for as long as I can remember.

Through my experiences, I’ve learnt just how important it is to talk about mental health and take the time out to look after ourselves. There’s still a big stigma around mental health, and I can understand why – it’s misunderstood. The only way that we are going to beat it is through education. That’s why I’ve started this blog, I aim to educate and share my story to really change the attitude towards ill mental health.

It’s not easy to talk about these things, but my goodness can you reap in the rewards afterwards.

Over the years I have lost lots of people in my life, but I have also gained lots of friends who really mean the world to me. Rather unexpectedly, some of my closest friends were met through starting a simple conversation about our experiences with mental health.

1 in 4 adults will suffer from a mental health condition of some sort during their life time. 

Whether you are one of these people or not, I really do urge you to stay with me and read my story. I want to educate, I want to relate and I want to learn.

I hope to post regularly with different parts of my experience and focus on anything that may pop up from you guys along the way.

Stay with me here.

13 comments

  1. It is SO important to talk about it and educate everyone that you can! Thank you! I also suffer from depression and anxiety and I started my blog as a find of “self-therapy”! Can’t wait to read more 🙂

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  2. It is very Important to talk about it, i used to hide mine,but that is the worse as you try and drown it but you do that in the worse way. I would always be the life and soul of the Party but that would end up in the wrong. I would and still am there for everyone else, take on there problems and worries and try to solve them, i would latch on to the first guy who would show me interest, but all that did, was give me a bad name, i just felt so lost and all i wanted was someone who said they loved me and ment it. I know now though that it was not just me to blame for it, but deep down i felt i am not worth anything so i do not deserve anything, but now i know i deserve to be happy and i deserve to be me.Well done you Darling for speaking out.xxxxx

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  3. Just seen your blog and agree that we need educating in Mental Health illnesses. It is a hidden disability that affects a large number of people. But with help support and people like you being open and honest. We can support and understand it more.

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  4. So many people just bottle up their feelings and try to carry on as though nothing is wrong, often making themselves worse. The fact that you’re willing to share your story is so commendable and will hopefully give others the strength to do the same with the people they love and trust. I will definitely be following your blog and will circulate it amongst my friends. Thank you.

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  5. So many people suffer in silence you’re a brave girl for sharing your feelings and demons. Good luck in your fight and remember you have friends and family that can help but always, always remember your not alone and you’re not the only one.

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  6. you are a very BRAVE girl. Good luck in all that you do and try to remember the people that you love, love you back just as much. Stay strong in the thought that you are not alone.

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  7. I know exactly where your @…I’m Chris and I have Trauma from the War in Iraq…I suffer from P.T.S.D…I would like to talk to you call: 07504711630 24/7 . I usually work as a relief for Veterans, I run my very own group on Facebook to assist Veterans, however I wll help anyone, I am a former Army Medic , Practice Manager…

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  8. Good luck to you.
    My daughter found and saved me when I was at my lowest point.
    It’s always hard to talk about, we’re always worried about being judged by others. I admire your strength and courage.

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  9. Hi, from a fellow pinterest addict haha. I think your blog is great and well done you for speaking so openly and honestly about your experience with anxiety and depression. If you want to add me on Facebook you can do, id be happy to speak to you. Im fine now but for 2 years or more I suffered from severe depression. Have a nice day, Laura xx Laura keeney on facebook

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