Mental health awareness month
This year we focus on those who provide mental health care and social welfare. Our team and NGO communities have been rocked in the past year by changes beyond our control. Our own traumas and triggers and our own lives. Often we focus on the clients we serve, usually to the detriment of ourselves. This […]
Is it okay not to know?
Life remains a mystery. My emotions are seemingly an even greater mystery. I’ve just returned from time away with my fiancé, and coming back home, feels like the heaviness was waiting for me at the door. I didn’t want to take it up, but here I lie trying to sleep yet failing dismally. I feel […]
Half Full versus Half Empty
Have you ever had those whispers telling you that you will never amount to anything? Or that the world is a much better place without you? Sometimes I feel like that. I don’t feel as if I deserve my qualification, […]
If you’ve been following my journey, you’d know that I am a medical intern in South Africa. Working in a health system that’s so overloaded is incredibly strenuous, but more so when you come in with impairments you have no control over. I was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis a little over a year ago […]
To talk or not to talk
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, the things I’d rather not think about. So I’ve developed an ability to avoid it all. This ability has extended beyond conversation alone. I found that I could avoid the […]
My journey with the drugs of psychiatry
“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.”
We all need some validation
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. Just what I need, another problem. But this one is for another day. I’ll deal with it when all my clothes no longer fit me… My brain registers that I’m […]
Introducing: You’re never as alone as you feel.
“You’re never as alone as you feel”
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 young woman who is just trying to figure out life in the midst of some messed up thought patterns, physical pain and mental anguish. Given the option to remain anonymous […]