Mental Health

All posts under the umbrella of mental health

I’ve been thinking lately about control and acceptance. In my mind it goes round and round, none stop without pause and without slowing down, even just for a second. I make my life more complicated by adding more things to it, constantly. I figure that the more I fight against my Crohn’s the better I will be, or something like…

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“Do you wish to continue with the rest of the sessions?” I considered – only for a moment – saying no, at first. But then I contemplated the help my counselling has given me thus far… how it is helping me come to terms with Crohn’s, to accept myself first and everyone else second, to try and communicate better with…

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“Desensitation”

The wonderful Sara wrote this post on her depression and these paragraphs stood high above the rest: “I’ll admit that some of it has to do with desensitization. Back then it was my first experience with those things and therefore a lot scarier. Now having a PICC line inserted, having an NG tube, getting a blood transfusion, having surgery, etc.…

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“I’m in repair.. I’m not together, but I’m getting there.” This is a post inspired by the loving words of support, the banter and the joy I get from my IBD Twitter family. They are awesome, every single one of them. Since having them all in my life for only the past 5 months, I wonder how I ever coped…

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“I miss you”

Kat (hipsteralice) wrote a beautiful piece on WeGoHealth True Tuesday (May 8th) about missing herself. “Those 3 dreaded words: “I miss you.” They make me feel resentment and sadness. Because as much as you may miss me, I miss myself even more… But what happens when you suddenly become chronically ill, and who you are, becomes who you were?” You should…

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Being in Control

Today’s counselling session looked at ‘control’ Defined as being ‘to exercise resistant or direction over, to curb, to dominate, to command, to check or regulate’. I regularly feel as if I am not in control of anything. That my condition lends itself to being manageable but yet very untameable. I have no real say over what my guts do, or when they…

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You think you know, but you have no idea.

I am scared. Alot of the time. I was sat on my bed earlier on, lying next to my boyfriend, trying to find a moment to just relax and be in the moment. It is so hard to just be in the moment. And this isn’t to do him a disservice, but it is so terribly difficult of late to…

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Everywhere

taletreader is completing the HAWMC and posted this yesterday. I read it and it got me thinking about ‘everywhere’. It is hard to explain to people how much your chronic illness affects your life. It’s constant. It is everywhere. Even in the nooks and crannies you hadn’t thought about. Under rocks you hadn’t checked previously. It seeps through your bones…

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