Thinspirations

It has been far too long since my last blog post, when I promised that I’d write about mental health as I think discussing the subject openly is helpful. Soon after I wrote those posts I suffered a bout of mental ill health. I had postnatal depression, followed by a period of bi-polar fuelled mania. Thankfully, I am doing much better now and I’ve settled more comfortably into motherhood. Some people talk about their mental health when they are in the clutches of an episode, as Sinade O’ Connor did in a recent Facebook video. Although I think Sinade was courageous to share her misery at the time she was experiencing it, I don’t feel able to do the same. When I’m unwell I know that my judgement is impaired and I could […]

Girl on the Pull

In my last post, I wrote about my bipolar diagnosis. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who commented and gave such positive feedback. I was a little nervous about laying myself bare, but the response was unexpected and lovely. I will continue with this series on mental health by talking a little more about myself, then go on to comment on mental health issues in a wider context. I mentioned that I have been in therapy since I was 18. To carry on where I left off, it might be useful to talk about my pre-existing conditions that exhibited before I knew I had bipolar. My hope is that sharing my story may be useful to others, particularly as people who suffer from these disorders usually do so in silence. I […]