Catalogue

I am seven. I am in Year Three at an all-girls’ Church of England school in St Albans. Some older girls are laughing at my friend and I in the library and they ask us if we are lesbians. I am fairly sure a lesbian is a woman who is in love with another woman … More Catalogue

Don’t believe the hype – Theresa May doesn’t care about mental health

[CN: discussion of suicide, hospital, benefits, political bollocks] It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that the Tories have been talking about mental health again. Theresa May made some proposals yesterday, which broadly covered three areas:  1) Changes to the Mental Health Act to reduce the numbers of people being … More Don’t believe the hype – Theresa May doesn’t care about mental health

Goal Setting

Following on from therapy, I’ve been allocated to a care co-ordinator in a different mental health team. We’ve been doing a care plan review, which means setting some goals for what I want my life to look like. Trouble is, I’ve never been a mentally healthy adult (I’ve bounced from one unhealthy coping mechanism to … More Goal Setting