Lockdown

Things ate kind of strange at the moment for all of us, no matter where in the world we might be. In the UK at least, we’ve been in lockdown for the past three weeks, with a further three week extension announced by the government earlier this week. For most, unless you fall into the… Read More Lockdown

Sinking

Today has not been a good day. Well, if I’m honest the past few weeks haven’t exactly been peachy. But today it felt like everything just came to a bloody tedious head. I was supposed to give a short presentation today as part of my English group. I say supposed because right up until I… Read More Sinking

Unloading

Last week, it was decided with my GP that I am to be referred back to the Wiltshire & Avon Mental Health Partnership to be psychologically assessed for suspected Bipolar disorder. Today, I stood on the top floor of Cabot’s Circus in Bristol city centre and looked over the edge with one thought in my… Read More Unloading

My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System

Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn’t approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Read More My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System