Has something ever stopped or deterred you from accessing support for your mental health? If yes, what was it?View More Awareness, barriers and toxic positivity: World Mental Health Day 2023
At the turn of Summer, the unthinkable happened. Someone I cared for – someone strong willed, adventurous and stoic, ended their life. Despite being a suicide survivor myself, I never imagined it could happen. Now, harsh lessons are being learnt.View More Why it’s important to act now: World suicide prevention day
My beautiful soul friend left this earthly plain today. I thought I would be anxious about her dying – death has always made me anxious……View More Facing death: anxiety and saying goodbye to Jens
I don’t usually complain about pain. I’ve gotten used to living with it. If you live with chronic pain, I’m sure you know what I…View More Resigned to pain
Hello there old friend. After what feels like an unintended hiatus, I’m back. Sort of. Over the past few years I’ve struggled with whether to…View More Where do we go from here?
*Originally published on 15 December 2021* HOW is it even Christmas already? Don’t bother answering that. You know how I feel about the holidays. Bittersweet…View More Making the most of bittersweet holidays – My top 7 Christmas (holiday) posts
For the second time in six months I’ve undergone another BRAVO 96-hour PH monitoring test, whilst investigating my chest pains and digestive problems.View More About BRAVO 96-hour PH monitoring tests
The chronic illness life is the gift that just keeps on giving. And giving. And givvvvvvingggggg….View More The chronic life….
Two years ago I had planted sunflowers to feel closer to my Ma, who had green thumbs. She loved plants and had a plant nursery, when…View More Remembering my Ma
For most of my life I’ve felt alone and lonely. I never realised this was a thing, it’s just how I’ve always felt and I…View More I’ve been lonely all my life – Mental Health Awareness Week 2022