Has Mental Illness Changed For The Better?

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash As someone who has experienced what mental health services are like, I was first sectioned 34 years ago not long after leaving school. At 16 years old, this was a terrible experience, hopefully never to be repeated. I understand fully the full force of a horrid and backwards … Continue reading Has Mental Illness Changed For The Better?

“All In The Mind” – What It Means To Me

Photo by Mikel Parera on Unsplash How many times have you heard someone say "it’s all in the mind"? But what do they mean? Delusion perhaps, paranoia or even hallucinations. To be honest all in the mind reminds me of days gone by. Few people stop and think about what actually goes on in the … Continue reading “All In The Mind” – What It Means To Me

The Darkside Of Mental Illness

Photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash The unspoken truth - the last taboo of mental illness has for a long time centered around the violent mentally ill person. Often portrayed in the media with various headlines constantly referring to the so-called violent schizophrenic. These many stories and articles are intended for a certain audience and … Continue reading The Darkside Of Mental Illness

How I Have Overcome Schizophrenia

Photo by Zac Durant/Unsplash My schizophrenia has always been a battle. Although it’s got better over the years it’s never gone away. Years of medication and coping strategies have worked, but it was starting a degree that helped me progress to some sort of normality. Four years ago, I enrolled at the Open University. I … Continue reading How I Have Overcome Schizophrenia

Depression: My Experience Of Feeling Isolated

Photo by Jonathan Rados on Unsplash To begin with, I have suffered from mental illnesses for most of my life. But never with depression, this was a new one for me, all I can say is depression hit me hard. My experience of suffering from depression Feeling low was a new experience, I had my … Continue reading Depression: My Experience Of Feeling Isolated