Home from hospital – mental health awareness week 2018

Just when you think you've covered all the awareness weeks another one comes along from the shadows, brandishing itself on social media. For this awareness day I'd like to write about my hospital admission to an Eating Disorder unit, of which I have just been discharged from. I don't think a huge amount is known …

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Eating disorders Awareness Week 2018 – a day in the life of anorexic me.

Disclaimer - this blog may contain material which might be upsetting or unhelpful for people who are recovering or struggling with this an eating disorder. It will contain descriptions of unhelpful behaviors. Please consider this before continuing to read. The aim of the blog is to raise awareness of what someone with an eating disorder …

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The power of a factory reset

Yesterday was a horrible day, everything felt like it had fallen into piles of tiny pieces. It took a long time to calm myself. When something distressing happens I can often hold it for some time, running it over and over on repeat, the painful feelings conducting my behaviors, like an errant orchestra. In a …

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It’s not the quantity but the quality – saying the right words in the moment.

I try not to write posts about treatment I've received when I'm unhappy about it. I appreciate that at the moment my mental health isn't great so my perspective, understanding or recall of a situation may not be correct. However, a situation has been going round in my head for the last couple of days …

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Walk a Mile, Tales of a Wandering Loon review

It's funny how trails can lead to things on the internet. As a service user of Mental Health services I have found the Masked AMHP blog to be helpful in answering some of the questions or concerns I've had about my care, it's also a useful insight into Mental Health provision in the UK and provides …

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