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
Shout out to A & D from the women’s crisis house who came up with the pun ❤❤❤. We’re all gonna need some of this in the next few weeks!
[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
Every month, at Studio Upstairs, a different person puts their work up on the walls and gives a talk about it. April was my month, and marked almost exactly two years since I started attending. I signed up two weeks beforehand because the person who initially put themselves forward pulled out, and the only way … More Studio Upstairs Review
So it turns out I may have jinxed things by saying I’d beaten my longest-time-out-of-crisis-record. I’m back at the women’s crisis house after 4 and a half months at home and a week in hospital. It doesn’t seem very fair that I get a discharge date from the ward and then Theresa May promptly announces … More Everything is on fire and I keep drawing otters
[CN: self harm. And Brexit. Obviously.] Happy Brexit Day! Everything is terrible! I’ve only been able to stomach a limited amount of news today, but one thing that has caught my eye is the somewhat alarming trend among Remainer politicians to describe Brexit in general and aspects of May’s policy in particular as “self harm”. … More Is Brexit like self harm? Not really
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