LIFE HACK: Getting mental health care on the NHS

CW: NHS, poor health service, navigating a stressful health service, getting a mental illness diagnosis, mention of  suicide. Navigating bureaucratic systems, especially one such as the NHS, can be a headache. It’s an institution for the people, run by certain people. Now, anything I suggest in the following post is to be taken mildly tongue … Continue reading LIFE HACK: Getting mental health care on the NHS

Oversimplifying mental illnesses: the reality of a diagnosis

CW: Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis, being diagnosed, Bipolar, BPD, Mental Illnesses, childhood trauma, the effects of mental illnesses, Eating Disorders TW: binge eating, self-harm, mania, emotional trauma, body image and self-worth ... Anxiety, depression, paranoia, personality disorder, panic attacks – the list goes on. In the UK it’s hard enough to actually get a diagnosis … Continue reading Oversimplifying mental illnesses: the reality of a diagnosis

Me, Mental Health and the NHS.

CW: Mental Health, Mental Illnesses, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Anxiety, Stress, Suicide TW: Suicide, anxiety, panic attacks, NHS, mental illnesses, stress, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, emotional/mental/sexual abuse. Whenever I attempt to be open and honest about my mental illnesses, I am often confronted with either “oh, that’s so brave” or “oh, how do you cope with … Continue reading Me, Mental Health and the NHS.