How being ill makes me ill

I write this from a weird place (not my bedroom, that’s just my bedroom. It’s weird, but that’s normal). A mentally weird place. I am currently signed off sick. I am unfit to work, according to three different healthcare providers. The Job Centre have accepted this so far, though the stuff that follows will no…

So apparently I have asperger syndrome

I know all my other mental heath posts have the sad brain picture, but I couldn’t bring myself to use it on this one. The truth is, I’m happier in myself since learning that I have asperger syndrome, so the sad brain didn’t seem appropriate. I am still awaiting formal diagnosis – the kind which…

Hormonal Contraception, and how it screwed up my head*

*Okay, I’m going to put a big disclaimer here : I don’t know that anything listed herein is for certain. What lies beyond is speculation. Terrifying speculation. For almost all my adult life, I’ve been on hormonal contraception of one form or another – mostly the Progesterone-Only Pill (POP), also known as the mini-pill. And…

Talking Therapies CBT – my experience

They say that mental health help can bring a lot of emotions to the fore. I’m not sure anger and exasperation should be among them – at least not when aimed at your therapist. Okay, no, that’s inaccurate of me. The person I saw wasn’t a therapist. They were a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) –…

The struggle to get mental health help

You, dear readers, hear pretty much everything else about my life, so why not hear about my therapy as well? I’ve just started having psychotherapy through the NHS’s Talking Therapies service. I am relieved (though also knackered by the actual sessions – more on that later) as it’s been a long time coming. The NHS,…