Opening Up…

Opening upIn the Oxford English dictionary, the word depression is defined as “Feelings of severe despondency and dejection”. There are many forms of mental health, ranging from anxiety, bulimia, hypochondria, insomnia, schizophrenia, stress, self harm and I could continue on and on. I have been dealing with my own mental health issues since I was 14 years old. I am now 26 years old, soon to be 27 and I’ve finally decided to talk about my mental health. Writing this blog is a way I can vent to people about my life and the struggles I’m going through. I’m writing this hoping to have people give me advice and there thoughts on what I’m going through. However, saying that I’m hoping this blog will help other people around the world. To show people who are struggling with mental health or just struggling with everyday life in general, that they are not alone. People can offer advice for what I’m going through or they can just vent themselves and comment on what they’re struggling with. So many people around the world struggle with mental health. The biggest problem with mental health is that it’s invisible. You can’t tell if someone is feeling suicidal just by looking at them. In 2015, there were 6,188 deaths because of suicide in the United Kingdom. 4,622 were men and 1,566 were women. People need help.

This year I was in an accident and I ended up with brain damage. When I woke up, I couldn’t remember what the accident was, how old I was, what I was doing with my life or where I was. Memories came back and continue to come back though but I lost the past 8 months of my life. I couldn’t remember anything and I’m still struggling to remember certain things. I’ve also lost bits and pieces from my past as well. I started feeling better and I’ve managed to get back to university. This summer has been really tough on me though as I have been going through relationship issues and I’ve had my heart-broken.  Pathetic I know. After what I went through at the beginning of the year, this is the thing that’s made me feel awful. I can’t eat which is killing me, (I’ll explain next time) I can’t sleep and I just feel sick. I feel kind of empty. If anyone has gone through a break-up, I’m sure you can relate in some sort of way. It’s the most hurt I’ve been since I was 17. I don’t know what to do.

So every blog I’m going talk about parts of the past and present and ask for your advice on something or maybe I’ll just vent. As I said, I’ve started this blog to help myself and to hopefully help others to show they’re not alone in the world. Below I will add links to websites that have helped me or I think will help you. Again, feel free to comment and add your thoughts. I’ll try to post as often as I can or when I feel like I need help :). Until next time…

NHS Mental health services         

Samaritans

 

 

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