Well… this one is about memory, the day to day of living with the memory problems that come along with mental illness and with complex PTSD’s shrinking of the hippocampus and amygdala (I only assume this is behind some of my difficulties – I do not know for sure). It got a bit real if […]Read more "MHM Recovery 12"
Talking this week about those days when you wake up hollow and out of all resources. I see them as days when the collected stress of trying to cope with mental illness or recovery and trying to deny that it’s as hard as it is become too much for your head and it just taps […]Read more "MHM Recovery 6: Empty Days"
Talking in this one about pyjamas/relaxing time and how, when you’ve begun recovery from MH issues they can take on unusual significance. Not the normal wearing of pyjamas when asleep, the wearing of them once awake, even when you’re having a lazy day and have nothing left to do but relax. Thing is, you see, […]Read more "MHM Recovery 4: Self Care 2"
This week on Mental Health Monday I’m talking about social phobias, focussing on my experience of them and how I handle them whilst also trying to give an overview of other ways of coping. Possibly better ways than mine, but I am resistant to medication (as in even headache pills rarely work on me) and […]Read more "MHM 5 – Social Phobia/Anxiety Disorder"
Year of Elders, 1865 – Somewhere beyond the state line Extracts from the diary of Helena Birch: I haven’t written for a long time. Not properly. Days passed like ticks in a box. Acknowledged but not explored. Treated how they’ve felt. Brief. Unimportant. Routine. We moved away from the shadow of Almado, where I thought […]Read more "The Blue Jay’s Daughter: Commelina…Backwards, Part 15"