It’s hard to comprehend, when it doesn’t happen to you. War, famine, disease – all of these things we know are awful, but we keep at arms length – saddened from afar. For me, that’s where my journey with mental health began. At arms length. Something I knew was horrible, but hadn’t touched my life. Then, that changed, and I began a journey I’m still working out how to navigate.
Did you know, around 2.8 million of us are in a choir in Britain? Why are so many people joining groups around the country? Uncertain times, mental health crisis, loneliness, an innate human need to create. There's a plethora of reasons people are flocking to choirs.
It’s World Hypnobirthing Day, so what better day to talk about my journey so far!
I wake up every morning and thank my lucky stars for your blissful ignorance. I'm glad you don't realise how your tiny, insignificant comment lingers in my mind in the 4am gloom. I'm glad that you think I'm 'angry', 'hysterical', 'rude', 'ungrateful', 'dramatic', because if you knew, if you truly recognised in me something you've… Continue reading Why I’m glad you don’t understand my anxiety and depression
Stories can come from anywhere and anyone. Mental health can be affected by anything and anyone. In Chapter 5, we hear from Rebecca Jayne, a fantastic blogger, who tells her story about experiencing social anxiety and depression. These kind of stories help us to normalise our own experience and make sense of that desperate emptiness of… Continue reading Storytellers | Chapter 5: R
In Chapter 4, we hear from K, in a frank and heartfelt poem written during a bad flare up of her chronic pain condition.
To strong girls; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
Maybe it comes. Or maybe it’s filled awkwardly with an overhanging, gangly shape that leaves the bottom row partially empty and unfulfilled. We must learn in life that both outcomes are acceptable.
Birth. Life. Death.
These are the only cemented elements in life. While it is commonly accepted that you will live, your way of life may be tailor-made for you.
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