Category: Mental Illness

mental health word cloud, including words like trauma, grief, stigma, genetic, clinical, bipolar

Mental Illness: pride & anti-recovery

This is a response to Sarah Hawkinson‘s video (embedded below) about whether we should be proud of our mental illness, and the ‘anti-recovery’ community. She was responding to a video I haven’t yet watched, but intend to. I want to preface this by saying that I understand what Sarah is trying to say, and she does try to clarify certain...

On self love and fallen idols

It’s still self-love September, and it seems self love is a hot topic at the moment, lots of people are talking about it, which is great! It’s important and needs to be normalised and encouraged. Only, there are ways & means, and this, in my opinion, aint it: 👏🏻 You 👏🏻 can’t 👏🏻 love 👏🏻 somebody 👏🏻 until 👏🏻 you...

self care jar

My self care jar: #SelfLoveSeptember

Every year one of my favourite people, Kelly-Ann Maddox, encourages us to take part in #SelfLoveSeptember. She focuses in on self love, self care, and shares even more awesome self-love inspired content than she usually does. Kelly-Ann has been a big part of my recovery process; hearing her story, listening to her suggestions and giving them a go has helped me...

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