So here we go

I think the best place to start would be talking about my own mental health.

I’m going to be sharing a lot of my own mental health story. Through this story, hopefully I can help others like me.

But you’re a writer not a psychologist!

I hold no medical experience at all. But I do and always will live with my mental health every single day.
I didn’t want to create a site that just spewed medical advice at you and then expected you to get on with it.
Instead a real, down to earth site where I use my own story to give you some tips and show you you’re not alone. You’ve probably been told that countless times before.
I don’t just want to repeat stuff you already know, but I want to give you some actionable advice based on my own journey to help you.

So my journey

I was 11 I started suffering from mental health issues. When the most important person in your life turns their back on you through no fault of your own, it makes you feel in limbo, worthless. Thoughts that fueled my depression.
I fell into a cycle of feeling depressed, having anxiety about what was happening to me, then lashing out at myself and others around me because I didn’t feel like I deserved their love.

Where I am now

Well, I still suffer every day. The hardest thing is the situation can change it’s just not wanted by others.
However, thankfully I’m doing a lot better. I’ve had to manage on the most part by myself. Through the strength of friends and trial and error, I discovered what worked and what didn’t. Now, it doesn’t affect me as much as it did – now I have the ways of dealing with it.

So what do I want for you?

I’ve always tried to help people, first starting at ChildLine and then a group of close friends. Now I’m talking about mental health on Twitter, Instagram and more!
Now, I want to help you too. Mental health is hard. You need every ounce of strength from yourself and those around you. Hopefully, when you read something it’ll make you feel better.

So what kind of content can you expect?

Well, it’s anything really. I’m going to be sharing my story, giving tips and general advice and whatever else you need to get better.
There will be a few longer blog post but I’ll mainly focus on short content which just joins the conversation.
I want to build the support network although I blog about mental health it’s the conversations we have here and on social media, that really matter. That’s why my emails and messages are open if you need anything.
But it’s also about helping each other. Mental Monday is a great example of this, where really I just facilitate the conversation. I want to create a group were we all help each other, not just me talking.
So now we’ve got the introductions out the way welcome to the site. I look forward to talking with you.
Contact me on any social I’m on and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

Categories: Stories


berriephotography · January 16, 2019 at 8:27 am

Look forward to reading your posts and joining in the conversations about mental health

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