Honestly, I’ve held off on this for so long because there’s not been much (if any) difference since I had the fat grafting procedure on my self harm scars. I’d been told it could take a few months for any changes to be apparent, but it’s been 4 or so months now, and I haven’t… Continue reading 4 months post-op
(Written June 2017. I want to write, but I can’t write. Because I can’t make words form into anything coherent when I try to. So here is something I wrote a while ago, and didn’t publish, and I’m not sure if I’ll keep this up, because it still feels a bit ‘extra’, but writing it was… Continue reading Crossroads, June 2017
Pro-tip: read this summary to save yourself some time. I am feeling frustrated that I feel defined by an illness I refuse to define me and don’t consider to be part of my identity, even though it is because it is a mental illness, so therefore, by definition, it has an impact on my thinking and behaviour,… Continue reading Two blog posts for the price of one…an update, I guess?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about Netflix’s new release ‘To the bone’, a movie about a girl’s journey through eating disorder treatment. A couple of months ago, there was huge discussion about the series ’13 reasons why’, just like there was last year with the release of ‘Split’, a movie portraying Dissociative Identity… Continue reading Mental health in mainstream media- things to consider before writing it off as a ‘bad job’ (with reference to Split, To the bone and 13 reasons why)
The other day, I heard about the case of Wendy Potts, a UK GP who wrote a blog about her experiences with bipolar disorder. A patient of hers read the blog and raised concerns over her fitness to practise. As a result, Potts was suspended from practising while an investigation took place, but she committed… Continue reading Mentally ill and working for the NHS?
Over the years I’ve had both private psychotherapy and NHS treatment for my mental health (including CAMHS, psychiatrist’s, a social worker, CPN’s, an occupational therapist and inpatient treatment). With that in mind, I thought I’d do a bit of a comparison between private therapy and NHS treatment for mental health. Privately, I had a good experience,… Continue reading Treatment for Mental Health: Private vs. NHS?
Everyone made this whole bipolar thing sound easy- take your meds and you could forget about it. 800mg lithium at night, a sleeping tablet as and when, an antidepressant if you need a nudge up or quetiapine if you need reigning in a little. Easy as. I’m finding it a lil tougher than that. Sure,… Continue reading Well and wobbly: adjusting to stability