A mental health blog. Raising awareness on mental illness.
I send "Happy Post" to as many as I can struggling who have lost hope.
Aiming to spread hope and awareness to those struggling from mental illness, as well as speak about my own journey.
As part of my Notes of Hope project and the council removing the notes even after this has shown to save lives in other areas, this was picked up by various media where I spoke about why I believe these notes are saving lives all over the UK at the moment. You can see the full article and video here http://www.itv.com/news/central/2018-08-08/150-handwritten-notes-to-help-people-at-risk-of-suicide-taken-down-by-council/
I was so pleased to a guest blog and that my happy post project was shared by the amazing Claire Eastham on her award winning blog "We're All Mad Here"
This was a BBC piece about the use of police and cells in psychiatric care back in 2015.
I was interviewed about my own experiences of being taken to A&E by police when three police cars and a van came to my home following a I made to a helpline about wanting to take my own life.
I was marched through A & E with police on each arm with every staring like I had done something wrong, not desperately depressed and suicidal.
After being scared and embarrassed I tried to run and got restrained by a police officer who told me that I needed to calm down or I would be taken to a cell.
I was pleased to be involved in this as while, of course, police involvement is sometimes necessary it as a whole needs to be re looked at.
People with mental illness should not be made to feel like criminals.
You can see the full BBC News piece here:
This was a guest blog I wrote on why "Should" Is a toxic word and why we ought to try and avoid it.
You can see the full Blog article here:
A brilliant blog series named "Bold Introverts" was something I loved being involved with where I answered some very thought provoking questions about being a "Bold Introvert".
You can see the full blog post HERE.
Guest blog for "Mum In A Hurry" blog, talking a little about me and my experiences and why I am passionate about mental health
You can see the full blog article here:
This was an article written about my fight for recovery from mental illness and how I started to find myself again.
The Fais Project is a wonderful, motivational website offering stories of hope, healthy lifestyle solutions regarding physical and mental health, do take a look at the website and see my full article HERE.