An Open Letter to Theresa May: Our Children’s Mental Health is Suffering for the Sake of Your School Statistics #CMHW17

Dear Prime Minister, I hope this note finds you well. I’m writing to you today as a mother of three. As it’s children’s mental health week, it feels like an appropriate time to do so. Allow me to introduce myself   I’m Reneé Davis. I’m the survivor of a dysfunctional childhood and was failed by the education system in the […]

The Trouble with Giving a Shit, and Other First World Problems

We are told constantly not to stress out over the things we can’t control, but it’s not that simple, because we’re not robots are we? It’s impossible to unsee things we’ve seen, or unfeel emotions we’ve felt. Really though it’s a rather convenient way of looking at life, because once we’re suitably numb to the […]

The Things I Wish I had Known Between My First Mental Breakdown and Hitting Rock Bottom Four Years Later

The ten year anniversary of my second mental breakdown is coming up in a few weeks, so it seems fitting to share this post for World Mental Health Day. My first breakdown happened in 2002. It was triggered by a silly decision, which led to falling out with a lot of my then closest friends. […]