Mental Health

All things mental health from a person who has overcome a seriously dysfunctional childhood and survived two mental breakdowns.

coronavirus diaries
Mental Health

The Coronavirus Diaries

Like everyone else, across the planet, I’m trying to make sense of the coronavirus. As we’re pretty certain my husband has had the virus (symptoms started on Friday 20th March) I’ve been keeping a diary. He is literally the fittest and healthiest person I know in real life and is rarely ill. He’s never had […]

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online resilience course
Mental Health

Polly Tries: My Experience of the Role Models Online Resilience Course

When Role Models approached me at the beginning of February to see whether Polly would like to do their online resilience course, we were in the midst of a tricky time. After a great end to 2019 and decent start to 2020, tensions were once again running high. Puberty and autism is a heady mix […]

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Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable
Mental Health

Let Me Tell You About Mental Health

Let me tell you about mental healthIt’s not all monumental highs and epic lowsDistraught damsels in distressManiacs fighting in the streetStill “in” gays, trans people trappedThe battered and defeated Aren’t the only onesWho are suffering So, let me tell you about mental healthThe way your fingers curl into themselves Your eyes bore into the back […]

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why you should read 12 rules for life
Mental Health

Why You Should Read 12 Rules for Life by Jordan. B Peterson and Listen to His Podcast

Don’t you just love YouTube comments? Trolls aside, they can actually be rather uplifting. My favourite went something like this: if you don’t have decent parents, read 12 Rules for Life and watch Jordan B. Peterson’s videos. Essentially, if no one taught you how to be a good person, this guy can. Clinical psychologist and […]

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stop the scroll of doom
Mental Health

How to Ditch the Scroll of Doom and Start Enjoying Social Media Again

We’re all guilty of the dreaded scroll of doom. Aimlessly looking at a never ending feed, on whatever our social media of choice happens to be that day. Damn vortex, drawing us in and stealing our creativity along the way. By mid 2019, Facebook had become an exceptionally negative place for me. Capable of sucking […]

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