A list of positives to reflect on when things are tough.
This is a piece of art I did in my final year of school for my A-level. It is a piece of art which has huge significance to me, and I’m no longer too self-conscious to say I’m proud of. Bear with me whilst I put it into some context…
For Halloween we decided to launch a campaign to remind people that there is nothing scary about talking about mental health. We asked our friends, family and wider community to share their experiences and the benefits they’ve felt from speaking out.
I used to look back at the last three years, to the start of my mental health journey, where I was first struck by the disease that almost killed me on many occasions.
I am a mental health advocate. I live it, I breath it and I will work endlessly to spread word about the cause.
It is a bit like that wayward friend, the one always up to no good; she gets you into all kinds of trouble but don’t worry because it’s a rush.
I got in, can you believe it.
Sit here, incommunicable,
arms hugging nothing, remnants of something, flicker on a screen.