CW: manic and depressive episodes of bipolar affective disorder You know those type of false epiphanies? The kind that tell you this is your dream and what you have always wanted to do, but ultimately, they are catering to a certain need or want in that precise moment? That’s pretty much hypomania for me. On … Continue reading The switch up: a manic episode
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
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
CW: mental health, mental illness, bipolar, BPD, eating disorders So, it’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. A time to shine light on pressing topics in an environment, via the main stream media and ignorant officials, that don't quite get it right. Firstly, let’s just debunk something that I find people often confuse. We all have … Continue reading Mental Health vs Mental Illness
CW: menz TW: genitalia, discourse perpetuating rape culture That’s how cismen see themselves. The centre of each and every conversation, the biggest voice and the most vicious bark. The centre of the entire fucking universe. Can you imagine, toxic masculinity makes you so aggressively homophobic and simultaneously reliant on getting all your contact and emotional … Continue reading The centre of the universe
CW: Friendships, family, gender, relationships, mental health TW: addictions, abuse, men, masculinity, toxic-masculinity, suicide …let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the things… I kid. Let’s talk about men. And when I say men, I mean let’s talk about all men; cis men, trans men, gender nonconforming men, non-binary men, bi men, … Continue reading Let’s talk about sex baby
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.