22nd Jan 18′ – Checking In

13:58

Mood – OK

Just checking in. Feeling alright. After a meeting with my CPN last week I feel I need to work on accepting my illness rather than get more depressed when I realise it isn’t going to go away.

I think acceptance is a huge part of recovery, possibly the most important part. There is no cure but I can learn to manage it.

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18th Jan 18′ – Kill Me

17:49

Mood – No

My mental health diary. The log of my shitty little life. I feel so defeated. The air around me feels so heavy like I am about to cave in everywhere. Nothing has any meaning. I just absolutely cannot be fucked. I was having suicidal thoughts earlier, imagining myself hanging in the toilets at my therapists. Using the belt I have on, it’s a stretchy one that tightens the more you pull it….a bit like an exercise band. But now? I can’t even be fucking arsed doing that. Literally can’t move. 

 

17th Jan 18′ – Dead But Alive

23:09

Mood – Not happy. 

Here’s a quick sketch of how I feel. Alive at sea, not drowning but watching fun from the outside. My partner told me they don’t feel loved tonight…I think I love them but I can’t feel it. I can’t feel anything. Could this be my medication?

13th Jan 18′ – Let Down By The System

BBC News: Personality disorder patients ‘let down’ by system
Personality disorder patients ‘let down’ by system – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42647972

Some main news coverage! It’s about time. For too long have personality disorders been brushed under the carpet. The government are scared to tackle it because of the mind boggling cost it would take to readjust treatment to the level other illnesses have. You could almost say that it’s one of those expensive problems that is solving itself as the sufferers are killing themselves. 

I don’t know if anything will actually come from this article but at least it’s there. It’s extra awareness and the more people know the bigger voice we have. 

10th Jan 18′ – Introducing my first mart (mind art)

22:19 My first drawing for this site. 😬 

A bit about this drawing – it is drawn from the mind. Which sounds crazy and hippie-like but basically I start drawing and what happens happens. This particular drawing depicts a memory of mine…

About a year ago I was suffering from psychosis and had these awful hallucinations that the devil was clawing towards me. I had a defensive ‘shell’ around me but I couldn’t stop him and he gets inside. Once inside I felt an evil presence moving inside my bones like smoke. 

10th Jan 18′ – Sorry I’ve Been Quiet!

11:47

Mood : Good, productive and thinking clear.

Apologies, I have missed a couple of daily entries. I don’t know why, my mood has been a bit up and down but not terrible. I ALWAYS lose interested in projects/hobbies so this is one that I am trying my hardest to keep up. Forcing myself. Anyway, I have a new idea (not technically mine).

Drawing.

Someone I spoke to on here does drawings to accompany posts about mental health (get in touch if it’s you and I’ll credit you :D). I’m not committing to doing these everyday because being realistic I just won’t have the time & energy. What I am planning on doing though is letting my mind do the drawing so it should be an accurate depiction of my mood. I guess some of the drawings might be difficult to understand drawing this way so I will try to explain them in the post or you can always ask and I’ll answer!

Question for people who put their drawings/art online – How do you get them onto your computer? My first thought was to just take a photo of the drawing and upload that but that might look garbage. I have a scanner…Is that the way forward? Thanks.

 

7th Jan 18′ – Muddy Puddles (Daily Entry)

19:57

Mood – Apathetic now, tree hugging earlier.

This morning was good so I’ll get the bad shit out below and finish on a high, hopefully.

I’ve lost interest in EVERYTHING. Don’t think that I am being dramatic, when I say everything I mean:

  • friend/family
  • showering
  • gaming
  • listening to music
  • thinking
  • moving
  • this blog (I’m properly forcing myself here)

I just don’t want to do anything because everything has lost it’s point. I am doing two things though – eating & drinking. Really badly. Loads of shit unhealthy food washed down with alcohol. Along with eating and drinking I can probably stretch to dishing out these….

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Over the last 48 hours I’ve been pulling out so much hair and eating it, cos I’m odd like that. My skin is sore now though and parts of me just throb.

There. That’s where I am at right now folks. Earlier in the day though I was sound.

I walked through a muddy puddle today. It was proper deep and pretty much wrecked my trainers. My feet were swimming in shitty brown water. But it made me smile….Then I touched a tree. Not just touched, I actually hugged a tree. I don’t think anyone noticed me but yeah, I did it. There was reasoning behind me doing it though as I have recently been reading up on ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’. It’s very simple if you haven’t heard of it, you basically get bare skin to earth. Walking barefoot for example, or as I do…Hug a tree. The theory behind it is all to do with electricity, I won’t try to explain it. If you would like to know more here’s a good site.

I think I’ll practice that a bit more and write about it once I figure out if it’s bullshit or not 🙂