After my last post for Molly, I was absolutely overwhelmed and amazed at all the love and support people have shown and it has made me want to speak out more and encourage people to do the same. I know this is exactly what Molly was trying to do and if I could ever do anything to repay her for how she helped me and plenty of other people, it is by carrying on this positive mental health awareness in her name.
I have decided to start writing a blog on a weekly basis, reflecting on the previous weeks trials and tribulations in an effort to boost positive mental health awareness and show people the waves of emotions people who suffer go through.
We all have good days and bad days and people who suffer with any kind of mental illness can often struggle to see that light at the end of the tunnel (which will always be there!). I too, have my good days just as much as anyone else, but it’s on my bad days that I tend to roll all of these bad days into one and think that I am always feeling this way. This is not necessarily true and to write down a week of emotions is extremely helpful, for not only other people, but also for myself, as it points out the times when you are happy and more often than not… there is more happiness there than you think.
Following from my last post, most people now know I suffer with three different kinds of mental health issues; Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Manic Depressive Disorder (MDD) and social anxiety. These all interact with each other and form who I am. At times, I have been embarrassed about bringing up these issues but that is me and I am now proud to say that it’s ok to not be ok.