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Your space for sharing

Hi there!

Hi all, I’m Heather and I’m a counselor with PHS. After much deliberation our team decided that it was time for us to include a blog that may not be as focused on the therapists perspective. This little project is close to my heart as I have realised that more often than not people do not understand what it means to live with mental health issued.

It is so easy for our loved ones to get hurt by the way we think or act upon those thoughts. We are NOT responsible for their reactions, that is their responsibility. However, I do believe that we can show them, truly show them, what it means for us.

This spot will be for those who wish to share a little piece of their soul, so that anyone who is trying to understand a loved one might stand a chance.

Our first writer is someone in my life that is an inspiration as she is navigating her life with misdiagnosed mental health and physical health illnesses. I hope that anyone reading her posts will reach out if they feel a connection to what she has to say.

If you would like to write for us please do contact us. Some of our writers may choose to remain anonymous when they post. Please note that those who post will at the very least have attended therapy before. We will also accept those who would like to attend therapy and those who are currently attending therapy, either with a member of our team or with another counsellor. I will have spoken to and be connecting with anyone who wishes to write as a means of vetting them.

This is YOUR space but it is all of our responsibility to be responsible in what we share.

If you feel that you are connecting with the writers on here more than you expected to and would like to ask for help or a shoulder our team is always ready to hear from you.

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic, and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

Graham Green

To talk or not to talk I’ve never liked to talk about the deep stuff – the kinds of things that make me feel uncomfortable,

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“Maybe I really could push through without them and employ the famous ‘mind over matter strategy’ and to ‘just be more positive’.

Please, don’t do that to yourself. You deserve better – and I’m saying that as someone who has been down that road and heard it all before.”

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Down the comparison wormhole… Have you ever felt so inept that you wonder how you’ve made it so long? Kind of like everything you do

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Your struggles are so real and valid but it doesn’t mean you need to face them alone.

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Today is one of the bad days. All I’ve been able to do today is eat. I have seemingly developed the mother of all appetites.

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On days like today l feel betrayed by my own body and mind.

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“You’re never as alone as you feel”

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Welcome to our FIRST personal blogger. I’d like to take a moment to introduce you all to Shirley. Shirley is like many of you, a

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