Hello and welcome!
Hi there folks! My name is Jade and I’m a mental health survivor.
After nearly a year of should I, shouldn’t I about starting a blog I’ve finally decided taken the plunge; the worse that can happen is no one reads it and I’m just talking to myself…well typing…
I wanted to write a blog about my experiences, the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years and show people that they’re not alone!
I have anxiety, depression, anorexia and “suspected” Aspergers. I say suspected because I STILL haven’t been officially diagnosed! I was on the waiting list for the waiting list (yes there is such a thing) for nearly two years and just recently I finally received my questionnaire and then results letter saying they think I do have it. I’m now on the waiting list for an assessment…which I might not even be able to get to because it isn’t anywhere local and I have social anxiety…fun.
I’m not on medication by my own choice as I can self manage the anxiety and depression well enough. I just really don’t like the idea of tablets messing with my head (not judging anyone who does take meds as I think that it is completely personal choice and only you can decide what is best for you) and my anorexia is much better. I now eat at least one meal a day plus breakfast and try to drink 3/4 bottles of water a day. This is a real improvement from the cereal bar and a glass of water a day that I was living on for around three months when I was really bad. I’ve managed to put the weight back on and while I do relapse (and probably always will) I have a lot more good days than I do bad!
I plan on posting at least once a week about my monthly goals, how my weeks have been and wide range of topics about Mental Health. It may fluctuate a little as I am coming to the end of my uni course and I’m working really hard on my Final Major Project! I can’t say too much here right now but I can tell you it’s an app created with the aim of helping those of us with Mental Health conditions. Watch this space for more in the coming months! 🙂
Is there something you’d like me to write about in particular? Let me know in the comments!