I’m launching a new blog site today in order to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2018. It runs from Monday May 14th until Sunday May 20th and I am going to be posting every day that week!
I will also be putting vlogs up on my YouTube channel, on a #MHAW playlist. My aim of this is to open up about my condition, my treatment and my life so that I can help end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
The reason I am posting this today is because it is a year ago today that I was admitted to a psychiatric ward. It was there I realised the true meaning of the word “asylum” as a place of safety and this is what I have named my website after. In honour of being hospital free for a year, the UK Mental Health Foundation have kindly posted a blog about the lead up to my admission and a vlog from inside the psych ward.
And watch my first vlog here:
Mental illness isn’t glamorous. It takes time and effort to heal after an episode and it takes hard work to maintain a stable lifestyle. Blogging and making videos really help me reflect on the ups and downs and I thought it was time I shared my creative outputs with the world.
So please take a look around the site and look out for my daily blogs and videos on Mental Health Awareness week. See you back here then!