Continuing on from my last post. Within a year I was to meet another boy called Ian. He was overweight and had the strangest fascination with refuse vehicles and the work the operators did. He would often walk around the streets around his home helping the bin men […]
I am a Mental Health Advocate and i blog about all things mental health. Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and an Eating Disorder. I have spent a fair bit of time as an inpatient on various different psychiatric wards, as both an informal and formal patient.
I am a dad to two beautiful children, a 2 year old girl called Esmai and a 1 year old boy called Harry. My children are my world and the only reason i am still alive, and i would give my last breath if it meant they could take another.
Some things i enjoy doing with my time include spreading awareness about mental health, hiking, running and going to the gym. I love to be outdoors and i also enjoy a bit of photography. I am currently studying to get my GCSE's in college, and then i plan on getting a degree in psychology.
I started down this path of being a mental advocate in February of this year. For far to long throughout my life, both myself and many others have had to endure the stigma around mental health. This stigma comes from all walks of life, including the professionals in the mental health services that are supposed to help.
It is also my aim, that by spreading awareness and education, i can help to bring down these walls of stigma. I also hope that through my work, i can once again get better funding in place for those who suffer with a mental illness.
As a child, from as far back as I can remember, I knew that I was different. I didn’t seem to fit in with the “norm” of what every other child did at that time. I grew up in a time where all the kids played outside in […]