"...things unravelled until panic meant I could no longer breathe. The compulsion to lie down in the sea and inhale was overwhelming."Read More
"I have learnt that allowing yourself to be vulnerable can be a blessing, rather than the curse we can feel under when suffering in silence..."Read More
"The mental impact of living with cancer - how I feel, how I might not be able to have babies, how I'm pretty sure I'm single because of it - well . . . that's fucking shit."Read More
"You can play people, convince them that you’re easy going and just hope they never see through the cracks. You panic when someone peers through that looking glass and sees the Real You, the one that isn’t coping and never has been."Read More
"Those who know me have all seen me attempt to filter and process my deep-rooted beliefs that I am too stupid/too ugly/too loud/too quiet/too annoying/too worthless, through the language of “I am too fat.”Read More
'she folded her hurt in half'Read More
"So there I was; a hideously dressed, middle-aged man huffing and puffing along the pavement, trying to hide in a hoodie. Eating triangular chocolate.
It's still a mystery to me why Beyoncé doesn’t return my calls."
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"And there you are. Standing again, alone, in the middle of an empty, small, fenced trench, staring at one final sparkler.
But instead, you climb into bed and decide,
“No. I won’t feel like this anymore.”
“For some people, been diagnosed with a mental illness comes as a relief. Others wear their labels with discomfort. A large part of me doesn’t believe that I’m ill - this is just who I am. I don’t want my moods and experiences reduced to symptoms. They feel like essential and even defining parts of my personality.”Read More
"There is no "type" of sufferer, any more than there is a "type" of sufferer for the common cold.
There is no "reason" for falling ill, and there is no "blame" attached to it."
"If you read that paragraph and relate to any of it, I can assure you there is a way out."Read More
"Just because my ‘illness’ is in my mind, it doesn’t make it any less ‘real’.Read More
"The very fact I am able to write these words now, is no mean feat."Read More
"What has worked best for me in recovery, is talking. Meeting other sufferers and obtaining mutual support, understanding and insight has also been central to my recovery journey."Read More
"I started eating less and less, and even the little food I had in my tummy was still making me nervous so I made myself sick."Read More