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Bipolar, Mental Health, Suicide

Poem – Bipolar please leave us be

A poem I just wrote on my feelings of the effects of bipolar on my loved ones and my life. I don't see it as a blessing. It's devastating. Bipolar please set us free. Countless times I've rebuilt my life Bipolar please leave us be You creep back in unexpected, uninvited Battles for all to… Continue reading Poem – Bipolar please leave us be

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ADHD, Bipolar, Grief, Hope, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Recovery, Social Media, Suicide

TRIGGER: Suicide attempt at weekend and making sense of it.

To say I'm very disappointed is an absolute understatement. Devastated. I haven't tried to take my own life for a few years now and thought all was in control, however this weekend it all exploded and I ended up in A&E for emergency physical treatment. **** I have decided to take out the explicit content originally… Continue reading TRIGGER: Suicide attempt at weekend and making sense of it.

Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Social Media

Social media followers upset?

Firstly, I appreciate all my followers especially as my twitter, instagram and blog here are open to view by anyone... Thank you 🙂 A majority of the time I follow back if relevant, interesting etc (not ones based on boobs and gym goers etc - porn type stuff - you probably know what I mean… Continue reading Social media followers upset?

Hope, Mental Health, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Treatment, Recovery

Mental health treatment perspectives. From the medical model to recovery approaches and individual empowerment.

This topic interests me greatly from all of my perspectives - as service user, carer and nurse. One of our final modules at university was around mental health recovery. I thought I'd share my submission as you may find it thought provoking and it would be interesting to hear your views?  It's based on research I… Continue reading Mental health treatment perspectives. From the medical model to recovery approaches and individual empowerment.

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Leaving Social Media

Too true!!!!

Sara in LaLaLand

Bar giving up on blogging (Which keeps me sane), I have totally given up on social media. I have personally found it to be time wasting and distracting with no real benefits, except getting a little ego boost every now and then if you do well in the online “popularity contest”.

Facebook I only really used out of habit in the end and to keep in touch with family members. All in all my usage minimised  naturally and the habit of checking it every five minutes for absolutely no reason just died on its own. These days I do not even talk to my family on there, so I just saw no reason it keeping up with it in the end.

For Twitter it was a different story, for I was very active and I spoke to a lot of people on there all day every day. Either shooting the…

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Bipolar, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Suicide

TRIGGER: Deciding to live is a very difficult thing….

The following writing is a journal entry I wrote at 4am during a crisis in 2014.  It transpired I was experiencing a mixed episode diagnosed very soon after this in hospital (I've already blogged about it here). I thought I'd posted this already, just realised I hadn't, so thought I would. I find it strange reading… Continue reading TRIGGER: Deciding to live is a very difficult thing….

Bipolar, Hypomania, Mania, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment

Tales of Bipolar Hypomania/Mania

The point of this post is to provide some insight into some of my bipolar high antics (hypomania/mania), including spending sprees and behaviour (at home and in hospital) that I can now laugh at. They were the pleasurable highs at the time. Important to note: I'm in no way trivialising Bipolar. It has nearly killed… Continue reading Tales of Bipolar Hypomania/Mania

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Blog opinions most welcome!

Your help and guidance would be fab. Thing is I've got all sorts of perspectives on mental health and I'd just like to know what you like and would like to see? Suggestions most welcome as is constructive criticism 😂 Urgh! This page is playing up!!! If you can't see the poll, please click on… Continue reading Blog opinions most welcome!

Inspirational, Mental Health, Recovery, Suicide

Allie Brosh – On depression and life. Brilliant blogger and writer.

I just want to dedicate a blog post to the fabulous Allie Brosh. Her blog is here Many of you may have heard of her - she's pretty well known and funny as hell. The drawing in the featured image is hers and she draws like this throughout her content. If you ever want the best… Continue reading Allie Brosh – On depression and life. Brilliant blogger and writer.

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Memories…. evoking strong feelings. Inspiration to continue nurse training…

I've been going through my keep sake box to find something and found 2 cards from my dear friend Amy (see last post - no longer with us). I hope not to bore anyone but I'm letting stuff out here - grief and memories and inspiration. So.... everyone encouraged me along the path of mental health nursing… Continue reading Memories…. evoking strong feelings. Inspiration to continue nurse training…