Nice piece, I know all too well how medication changes your body. The anti psychotics have made me gain weight, and of course make me super tired every day.
A woman with bipolar disorder explains how the medication for her mental illness has taken a toll on her body and has led to her body-shaming herself.
Source: The Toll the Medication for My Mind Takes on My Body
Good piece, I’m pretty high functioning for the most part. It’s kind of humorous in a weird sort of way watching people think I’m “okay” just because I flash some fake smiles.
A woman with mental illness shares what it’s like to be “high-functioning.”
Source: This Is What Life With ‘High-Functioning’ Mental Illness Looks Like
I get most of those symptoms.
A woman with anxiety shares the five physical symptoms she experiences.
Source: The 5 Physical Symptoms of Anxiety I Experience
We need to get real about reform. Thanks to threadbare budgets, staff are just unable to provide adequate care, says Hannah Jane Parkinson
Source: I’ve seen mental healthcare at first hand – I’m not shocked patients are dying | Hannah Jane Parkinson
All I need is a knife in my kit and I’m happy.
A woman with mental illness shares what she puts in her crisis kit.
Source: What I Carry in My Mental Health ‘Crisis Kit’
I have to be honest, I don’t want to be stopped from self harming, nothing will stop me if I want to do it. But regardless, some good tips if you do want to stop.
Today is Self Harm Awareness Day and we asked, Chris, from our campaigns team to give us her 5 tips for coping with self harm. If you’d like to learn more about self harm or how you can help yourself and others, take a look at our fact sheet here:
Source: Self Harm Awareness Day: How I cope with self harm
Poor girl, not enough was done obviously, I’ve been there. Glad she’s getting support now though.
At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.
Source: ‘I was suicidal – the NHS didn’t know what to do with me’
Some very good advice in this article, gets my thumbs up.
‘If we push the situation we can make it worse.’
Source: How To Help A Friend Who Is Self-Harming