Welcome to my new Blog page.In this Blog I will be discussing in detail the issue of my own personal journey with Mental Health. I would firstly like to make it clear that I am NOT a doctor/ counsellor or therapist but I am merely a normal human being trying to come to terms and live with my mental health.I am writing this blog mainly as a counselling tool for myself .If I was writing this back in the 80’s when I was a child then it would probably be in a little notebook diary with doodles all over it and pictures of the current pop star and fashion trends but no sadly those days are long behind me so it’s to the magical world of online blogging I go.
so where do I begin…………..
The idea behind this blog came from the format of my latest novel release, Needle In A Haystack where it is set out in the form of Charlie’s personal diaries from a pivotal year in her life at 13 years old. During that process I found myself going through so many emotions and being reminded of things I had previously blocked out.Around the same time I had had a breakthrough in realising lots of the causes behind my destructive behaviour.So here I am almost a year to the day when I had my eureka moment .like with all aspects of my life I find it easier to focus on the negatives rather than the positives, I am trying to remind myself just how far and how well I have done in that year.I have discovered new things about myself as a person almost daily and this always amazes me.My mind is in turmoil as to whether I want people to actually read this or not it’s such a personal thing to “put out there” but as I am developing as a writer I am beginning to appreciate the value of writing about things and how the two go hand in hand my written work has gone to another level including stepping into poetry work.i want to also be clear that although others writing about their journey has helped and inspired me I am not copying them we all have our own journeys and this is mine.
thank you for taking the time to read this introduction to my blog.I will be writing entries on ad-hoc basis I don’t want to put a timescale on them so it may be a while until I write again..on the other hand I may find myself write ting later today or tomorrow. I will end this today by reminding myself and anyone else reading this that I’m not alone…your mental health does matter.