Mental health is something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives. I decided to start this blog to help inspire, educate and create awareness about mental health issues and hopefully help those out there who need support the most.
The topic itself is very close to my heart and something I feel needs to be properly spoken about.
I faced the very real threat of mental health issues from a young age; growing up with a father struggling with treatment resistant paranoid schizophrenia alongside complex PTSD and OCD. My sister was also diagnosed with autism and crippling anxiety and then, last year, my mum had an accident which has caused her problems with walking, making everyday tasks extremely difficult. This has massively affected her own mental health and proved how immensely fragile the mind can be.
Over the years, I have witnessed others struggling with mental health problems from all walks of life, only making my passion for speaking about this subject even stronger. Our minds can be our own worst enemies and mental health issues discriminate against no one. None of us are immune and all of us need help sometimes.
My dad has been my biggest inspiration; going through seeing him at his absolute lowest points to watching him thrive as the man he is today purely through positive attitude and self-care makes me so incredibly proud and eager to help others.
On this blog I will be interviewing people from all different backgrounds, allowing them to share their own unique stories, hopefully giving others an insight and inspiring a positive change in those who need it.
These stories will be personal accounts from outside sources and may differ in symptoms and presentation. For example, one person may experience anxiety completely different to the next, despite being diagnosed with the same disorder. Mental health is unique to all of us, but learning about other people’s experiences can go a long way to understanding our own struggles.
I must warn readers that some content published on this blog may be sensitive to others, so, as a precaution, I will be including trigger warnings for any content I feel may cause stress to others.
I’d like to thank anyone who reads and subscribes to this blog, it’s something I feel passionate about; telling other people’s personal stories will hopefully make all the difference to enabling others to speak out or start conversations about their own mental health issues.
Finally, I’d like anyone reading this to please feel free to send in any concerns, questions or stories that you may have.
I look forward to inspiring positive change and hopefully making a difference to those who need it most.