Crisis and me

Where I live we have a mental health crisis line. It was recently reviewed as our Trust felt like it was used incorrectly at times. It clearly makes sense to review and improve things, but I am not sure how helpful the changes are to service users in distress. Having used the line a couple …

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Eating and me, an eating disorder on the spectrum

As I sit here in my now too big pajamas, with every part of me aching and drinking black coffee (despite my love of tea) it seems like perhaps rather the right time to write this blog. It's been the elephant in the room for some time, the thing I couldn't write about, something I …

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Parenting and me, part 1 – the early years as a parent on the spectrum

I became a parent to a beautiful daughter at the age of 20. In the grand scheme of things these days this isn't that 'young' an age to first become a parent. To me it was though, emotionally immature and struggling in life I hadn't moved much forwards from the mental age of 16. I've …

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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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