Conversation in the Outdoors

I've been doing a lot of reflecting this month on what has happened in the past year and what can help me going forwards. I will begin by starting at the end of this thought process and will work backwards. Last weekend I had something I really needed to talk about and work through with …

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Photos from a psychiatric hospital

I've spent the last 3 weeks in an acute psychiatric hospital, I don't feel like writing about the last few months at the moment, but thought I'd post my photos from my time there. I didn't ask for my camera until the last week of being there and taking photos helped me to distract my …

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Finding shelter from the storm, emotional dis-regulation and me

Emotional dis-regulation, it's hardly a snazzy blog title is it? I didn't really know what it was until it was described to me last year. I recognised that at times I get overwhelmed, but never had a name for it. Often I respond to feelings without really knowing what is going on, I find it …

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Self Harm and me

Today I was having a conversation with someone about children and mental health difficulties. In the conversation it came up that they wondered if self harm was an attention seeking activity. It's possible I misunderstood what they mean't, or didn't quite process what they were saying correctly, so this post isn't an attack on what …

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Autism and me – the trigger to seeking help

Hello, and welcome to the first post of my blog. I love to write and thought it might be a good platform to track my story and recovery and to also receive feedback and suggestions from others.I was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder a few weeks ago as an adult. I will be starting my …

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