This guest post was written and shared by Becky, 41, Yorkshire ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ …. a phrase that we have seen increasingly splashed about over social media in recent years, particularly more so once the Covid pandemic really started to hit hard. Deep down I knew this to be absolutely true andContinue reading “My decline into poor mental health and journey to recovery”
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Learning to Thrive as an Anxious Individual
This guest post was written and shared by Ben, 44, Kent I don’t know if I was born anxious. But, looking back, anxiety was part of my life from a young age. I remember a very specific incident when I was five years old: My mother had taken me shopping in our nearest city andContinue reading “Learning to Thrive as an Anxious Individual”
Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. Pt2 Climbing back up
This guest post was written and shared by Hannah, 38, London. If you haven’t yet read pt 1 – you can read that here. The ticking bomb had finally gone off. In that moment I had decided I didn’t want to be here anymore. The world would be better off without me and I honestlyContinue reading “Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. Pt2 Climbing back up”
Once at rock bottom, the only way is up. P1 – Falling down
Admitting you have a mental health illness is both the scariest and most satisfying feeling all at once. Since as early as my teen years I’ve suffered with my mental health. Although I knew I wasn’t happy, I failed to realise anything was wrong. I was “fine”. It was everyone else that was the problem. Or so I had myself believing.