So it's Friday and I made it. Yey! My usual anxiety before Mother's Day didn't hit but I've struggled this week. We also have a weekend of family celebrations and this month is the anniversary of her passing, so it's all feeling a little raw. It's FRIYAY!I'd been doing so well and especially with a… Continue reading Bad week but I’m still here
Tag: social inclusion
Last week I had a build up of my EUPD (Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) symptoms. Nothing I could really put my finger on but I could recognise some of the symptoms Very tired, falling asleep even during the day Headaches not clearing Wanting to stay in my safe place Acting impulsively, making plans and cancelling… Continue reading An “episode”
My final DBT
Tomorrow will be the last of my 7 weeks of group DBT, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy. Unfortunately I've been ill for 3 of them but have managed to catch up with help from my new nurse. During that time I have also been told my psychiatrist has left. So since Christmas I have lost my CPN… Continue reading My final DBT
Relapse of worry
I have to remember on nights like today how far I’ve come. It’s hard because today I had a lot of things to do, a lot of places to be and lots of people to meet and I was overwhelmed from the moment I woke up. Instead of clearing my head, prioritising those things that… Continue reading Relapse of worry
Group therapy: week 1
I made it, I can't tell you yet that I enjoyed it or that I got anything out of it, but I did it. I came home actually feeling less positive and more helpless. I spent the whole group trying to answer questions in the right way, because it's a group. I don't want to… Continue reading Group therapy: week 1
Wellbeing Event – we did it!
I'm in tears! I made it, it wasn't easy and I couldn't stay for long, but my volunteers did wonders. A huge thank you to the Oaks Community Church, Eckington! They set up, helped on the day, they were just amazing. A huge thank you to Sharon, her support, encouragement & everything she has done,… Continue reading Wellbeing Event – we did it!
Mental health judgements – I am more than my diagnosis!
Before I start this blog, I can genuinely say it's not about anyone in particular or any incident. I read something on Twitter & it reminded me of several occasions when it crops up. If you suffer with anxiety, depression or any other form of mental health, like a personality disorder. The first thing people… Continue reading Mental health judgements – I am more than my diagnosis!
Wellbeing, mental health & social inclusion Event
My crazy idea of arranging a Health, Wellbeing & Mental Health Event in 2 weeks has paid off. Wow! Our Facebook event is really helping & you can find all the latest details here. Today the banner arrived & I've been able to display it on the Main Road in Eckington so people can see… Continue reading Wellbeing, mental health & social inclusion Event
Creating a movement in mental health stigma
Everyone is quite open lately to discussing "mental health". This usually includes, anxiety, bereavement, post-natal depression & depression. Something that has now become more acceptable to talk about. And this is a step in the right direction. Everyone of us is on the mental health scale, like the psychical health scale & the sooner they… Continue reading Creating a movement in mental health stigma