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Tag: Mental Health

This is Where I Am

But if anyone can get through this, it’s me. I’ve proven that to myself time and time again and as long as I can keep that unshakable faith in myself, I’ll be okay.

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Meet Críostóir

Throughout these few articles I’d like to share with you my experiences. I’ll look at I have coped with my mental problems and how I’ve overcome and confronted some of the challenges I’ve faced. My hope is by sharing my own story I can help others to find the strength to take the next step in their own journey.

An Empathetic Gesture.

She’ll probably forever be in my thoughts as a person whose small action eased my burden a tiny bit.

Am I a Victim or a Survivor?

Currently I’m in an odd stage. I can see some of my survivor tendencies returning to me, but I’m still quite aware of the things I’m a victim of.

Reasons I’m Not Grateful for my Mental Illness

Depression and anorexia don’t just make you sad and hungry. They affect almost every aspect of your life. 

Reasons I’m Grateful for my Mental Illness.

There are so many reasons that I’m not grateful for my mental illness. I’ll be writing about those soon, but I thought I’d start with the positives.

I Have Low Self Esteem (Who Knew?)

I was participating in one of the therapeutic workshops that my life seems to consist of these days when we began discussing low self esteem. It came as quite a shock to me to realise that I suffer from it. You may scoff and think “Laylah Beattie? Low self esteem? Bitch where?” And I would have thought the same. But when I heard the … Read More I Have Low Self Esteem (Who Knew?)

Mourning my Twenties

My illness is the thing that finally got me and I’m devastated about that. 

Building My Nest.

I adore my bed. The prospect of falling in love with a man terrifies me because of the possibility that I might have to share a bed with him.

Appreciating Yourself

It takes courage to do things that you look up to in other people. To me, it’s quite noble to desire to be your best self.

Dark Times

These dark times began when I fell in love and lost my friends.

Selfishness

It’s okay to spend a lot of money on yourself, or to take long, unnecessary showers. It’s okay to chase the life that you want for yourself. It’s okay to take naps in the middle of the day and to go on long walks when you’re sad. It’s okay to spend a day watching crappy television and spend the next day reading books. It’s okay to give yourself a day off when you’re feeling sick. It’s okay to spend hours cooking a delicious dinner just for yourself.