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.
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
To strong girls; may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.
Mental illness does not care who you are. It does not care whether you are a naturally bubbly person, or a pessimist. It doesn't care if you are a loner, or surround yourself by friends at every given moment. It doesn't care if you are in love. It doesn't care if you are a high flyer. Mental illness is a predator, searching for your weak spots and exploiting them.