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Chasing the High of Success and the Hell it brings

Mental Illness

Chasing the High of Success and the Hell it brings

Maybe it's just me. But it seems that anyone who suffers from depression, often searches for...

May 15, 2019

Proof of hope

I was born in 1980. My struggles with mental illness began when I was four years old. I started sticking myself with sewing needles and slamming my head against...

May 9, 2019

PTSD and the startle response

I am lucky, every morning when I open my eyes to greet a new day I do so with a blank slate. I...

Apr 24, 2019

All I wanted

From a very young age I knew there was something wrong with my brain. I think I was about 13 years old. At first, I thought there was just something wrong...

Apr 3, 2019

The many mountains and valleys

My mental wellness journey has been fraught with challenges that have brought my life to a halt at times. I believe that it all...

Mar 20, 2019

I was desperate

As a person of mixed ethnicity, growing up in a town that was almost completely white and going to a primary school where there was only one other person...

Mar 13, 2019

Panic over manic

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 35 years ago. I have been able to manage it with a small amount of medication and psychiatric support. I was very proud...

Mar 6, 2019

Missing Mom

I love you, Mom, please tuck me in.  I miss you, Mom, the pain within. Your touch of love, is deeply missed. Your warmth & heart, too long the list. Your smile so...

Feb 27, 2019

Comfort in a lonely time

I write to share a recent experience which shows how strong the mental health stigma continues to be, even in a national medical...

Feb 20, 2019

My triggers, my saviours

These are my triggers, but these are my saviours. We have Churchill to thank for his reminder that “attitude is a little thing...

Jan 30, 2019

The Diagnosis

In January of 2018, I was diagnosed with having the Bipolar 2 disorder for mental illness. To say my life has drastically changed since then would be huge understatement....

Jan 23, 2019

Isolation: My Natural Defence

A sign of my lowering mental health can be that I detach from the people I love most. I have low self-esteem and...

Jan 16, 2019