Mental Health

All posts under the umbrella of mental health

Did you know it’s the middle of July already? We are creeping closer to the Autumn – something which I love – and closer to my Crohniversary – something I’m equally looking forward to. But I am sat here, on a half week off, reminding myself that this time last year, things started to turn down into the worst period…

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Caught in the middle

I sit here writing to you on this Sunday evening hoping to find some clarity in the days ahead. I’ve been pretty poor at writing my blog of late, it seems that things have been getting in the way – mostly boyfriend and work related ‘things’ – but I feel as if I don’t spent enough time getting through the…

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My honesty will be the death of me. Or maybe it won’t. It is true for everyone – and even more poignant for people who suffer with a chronic, long term illness – that you need a strong support network around you. Know how you get into mine? You stick by me through the bad times. The good times, they…

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Counselling last week gave me alot to digest. It may have been the sunny weather or the time I’d been given off work, but I went into session in a very good mood. It showed. We spoke about acceptance. It’s become quite a theme or topic of conversation and my therapist always guides me back to it. I spoke of…

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“Denial”

This week has been rough for me. I’ve gotten back into full time work without realising it. I spent my Wednesday morning at work from 8am. I haven’t done that particular day – my favourite working day – that early since August last year. I stood there, slicing bread and packing cakes, realising that I will never really be who…

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Belief. I can’t quite believe that this is me, almost two years ago. Its relevance to the present? I feel as if nothing has changed. This was August 2010. It is now May 2012. I’m older. I’m wiser. But I still feel like the same person. I look at that body and I see nothing different. My curves have come…

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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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