Suicidal thoughts make every minute of the day a struggle. We are often left questioning why we are still here and what the future holds for us. We wonder how we can keep living a life that has been so hard. We wonder if we’ll ever get better and get the help we need. Mental… Continue reading 100 Reasons to Stay Alive
April the 2nd 2017 is World Autism Awareness Day 2017! Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease… Continue reading Living with Autism: World Autism Day
Body Image is our idea of how our body looks and how it is perceived by others. Having a negative or poor body image is strongly associated to Anxiety and Depression as well as eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia. Obsessive and exhausting over-exercising behaviour, yo-yo dieting, reluctance to socialise, difficulties with relationships and… Continue reading Body Image and Eating Disorders
The 27th March to the 2nd April 2017 is World Autism Awareness Week. The term ‘autism’ is used here to describe all diagnostic profiles, including Asperger syndrome and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA).Without understanding, autistic people and their families are at risk of being isolated and developing mental health problems. Autism is much more common than many… Continue reading World Autism Awareness Week 
So, my specific learning difficulties assessment report came back today. The report is long and confusing but after analysing, I feel somewhat more reassured. The report states that I scored well below average in many areas apart from literacy and reading and particularly struggled with memory and concentration. I got 3 diagnoses. Developmental Co-ordination Disorder… Continue reading Today I got some diagnoses..
After a few close together meltdowns these past few weeks, I’ve realised that perhaps the majority of people around me do not know how to handle this situation. If you’ve read this and still feel confused, I’ll explain a meltdown. It’s basically getting overloaded with too much information and the only way I can cope… Continue reading Savannah’s Sensory Bag
Today I’m struggling. I know its partly down to the fact that I’ve only been on an SSRI medication for over a week. I know that the drug causes increased anxiety and a higher risk of suicide during the first few weeks as your body adjusts. I’m just very tired. Medication isn’t a miracle drug… Continue reading Silence to Suicide