When you say “they hate me”, do you really mean you hate yourself?: Avoidance and (lack of) Mind Reading Abilities

I think I believe I am a mind reader and I absolutely without any doubt know what people think about me. And usually that is that they hate me. I use the word ‘hate’ loosely. I do not mean they seriously hate me or despise me. When I say I think someone hates me I…

Taking time out.

I have *stuff* going on, and *stuff* in my head, but I seem to be having a few seconds where it comes into my mind, and then I push it under. Some things happened in my family in April, and then it got took further in December. We heard from the people dealing with the…

Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate, So Why Do We?

I was at an appointment the other day. The staff were aware of my mental health problems, and they asked me what I do in my free time. I said at the moment I am working and at university. She looked shocked. She then said “unpaid work, though?” because obviously us crazy folk cannot hold…

#TimetoTalk 2017

It is #TimetoTalk day tomorrow. ‘Time to Talk’ day is held by the mental health movement ‘Time to Change‘, which aims to change how people think and act about mental health to reduce isolation, and feelings of shame or worthlessness. ‘Time to Talk’ day tackles the difficulty of being able to be open about mental…