The Christmas period can be bittersweet. On one hand, it’s the ‘most wonderful time of the year’; families get together, the house is decorated with lights, glitter and winter garlands, there is always a mince pie and sherry on the go and there’s no need for excuses when it comes to watching festive films back-to-back.… Continue reading Managing your mental health at Christmas: 5 go-to tactics
Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder
** I apologise in advance if some of this is difficult to read or to understand. I've tried for six years to explain what it's like to suffer with dissociation and for the most part, I've had little success. Putting into words an out-of-body experience which is so all-encompassing, is incredibly difficult.** Imagine you’re walking… Continue reading Walking the footsteps of a stranger: Dissociation and Depersonalisation disorder
What does Mental Illness look like?
If you were asked to draw someone with mental illness, what would they look like? There are many stereotypes surrounding mental health. Often people imagine that those suffering with mental illness are scruffily dressed folk who come from broken or abusive families, who left school without any qualifications and fell into the wrong crowds where… Continue reading What does Mental Illness look like?