My Stories


capeGeneral Anxiety

  1. What a Panic Attack Feels Like
  2. The Benefits a $1 Kids Bracelet Has Had on My Anxiety
  3. The Anxiety/Insomnia Cycle
  4. An Unusual Anxiety Trigger
  5. A Response to “Your Anxiety Isn’t An Excuse To Be An Asshole”
  6. Stress vs Anxiety
  7. The Anxiety of Self-Service Checkouts
  8. My Castle, My Home, My Safe Place
  9. Clothing Anxiety
  10. How Clutter Effects my Mood
  11. The Benefit of Fidget Toys
  12. Poor Communication Equals High Anxiety

 

Social Anxiety

  1. What it Feels Like to Have Social Anxiety
  2. Social Anxiety on Social Media
  3. Feelings of Loneliness
  4. Telephonophobia – Fear of the Phone
  5. An Inconvenience to Other People
  6. A Quiet Rant For Quiet People – Reblogged from Bluertide
  7. When I Don’t get a Reply to Messages
  8. Children’s Birthday Parties
  9. The Cheese is Gone
  10. Why I Need Specifics
  11. Where My Social Anxiety Began

 

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  1. Did I Have Postnatal Depression? Probably
  2. Feeling Bad for Feeling Bad
  3. 8 Things I Need to do When I’m in a Bad Place
  4. Decision Making Can be Hard
  5. Depression – The Common Cold of Mental Illness
  6. Brain Fog – It’s Real
  7. When Depression Takes Over
  8. What is Depression?
  9. Depressing News
  10. Sparks of Happiness
  11. Reading the News
  12. 10 Signs Depression is Making a Comeback and What to do About it
  13. It’s Back, But I’m Fighting

 

Borderline Personality Disorder

  1. Borderline Personality Disorder
  2. The Stigma of Borderline Personality Disorder

 

Self Harm

  1. Self Harm – Questions Answered
  2. Self-Harm – Wound Care
  3. “What happened to your arm?”
  4. Self-Injury Awareness Day 2017
  5. When You See Self-Harm on TV
  6. Is ‘Getting Inked’ Just a Socially Accepted Form of Self-Harm?

 

Suicide

  1. The Story of my Attempted Suicide
  2. Hospital Suicides
  3. Suicide is Not a Dirty Word

 

General Mental Health

Stigma

  1. Let’s End the Stigma of Mental Illness
  2. Stigma on Facebook
  3. Why I Write
  4. Taking a Sick Day

Medication

  1. Dealing With Medication
  2. Thoughts About Stopping Medication
  3. Psych Meds and Weight Gain – reblogged from Clinically Anxious and Manic Depressive: an Insight

Self-Care

  1. Living With IT: A Survivors Guide to Panic Attacks
  2. Medication and Alcohol
  3. Support Animals for Mental Illness
  4. 5 Mind Numbing iPad Games
  5. 4 Self-Care Tips for Difficult Mental Health Day
  6. Weighted Blanket

Thoughts

  1. Mental Illness is Fluid
  2. GP’s and Mental Health
  3. Recovery is Not Linear
  4. Understanding vs Feeling
  5. Mental Disorders are NOT Adjectives
  6. Relapses
  7. 13 Reasons Why

Miscellaneous

  1. How the Girl Guides Helped Me and Didn’t Even Know It
  2. Mutism
  3. Routine and Change
  4. A Letter to Medical Professionals
  5. Verbal Communication
  6. Interview by Happy Go Mama
  7. Intrusive Thoughts
  8. What if Physical Illness was Treated the Same as Mental Illness?
  9. Why I Let My 7 Year Old Sleep in Our Bedroom
  10. 10 Mental Health Benefits of Rock Hunting

 

Things That Happened

Hospital Stays

  1. Hospital Admissions
  2. Time Away
  3. 12 Worst/Most Annoying Things About Being in Hospital
  4. A Little Accident
  5. Nurses – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Change in Staff

  1. An Overreaction to the Unexpected
  2. Bad News, Terrible Reaction
  3. Ashes to Ashes
  4. Overnight Away
  5. Blood Under the Bridge
  6. Grief
  7. Change and Uncertainty
  8. Back to CMH
  9. Doctor Visit
  10. Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
  11. Meeting ‘S’
  12. Sticking My Head in the Sand

Memory, Motivation and Other Missing Things

  1. Short Term Memory Loss
  2. Motivation? What Motivation?
  3. Motivation – Still Lost
  4. Diary Update
  5. Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can do Today

Miscellaneous

  1. music.pngThe Day Woolworths Changed
  2. I Got A Tattoo!
  3. Christmas Eve
  4. Down the Street From a Serial Killer
  5. River Cruise
  6. I Love Overtaking Lanes
  7. Reading the Comments
  8. Labelling School Supplies
  9. School Meeting
  10. Concert in the Park
  11. A Rough Few Weeks
  12. Two Busy Days
  13. Cirque Du Soleil
  14. This Little Piggy Went to Market
  15. I Had a Hair Cut, Snippity Snip
  16. Leaving on a Jet Plane
  17. Singapore Adventures
  18. The Housemate From Hell

 

Other

Events

  1. R U OK? Day
  2. Mental Health Awareness Week
  3. #FaceOfMentalIllness
  4. World Kindness Day
  5. World Suicide Prevention Day 2017

In The News

  1. Mental Health Stigma in the AFL
  2. Inappropriate Halloween Costumes
  3. Amy Bleuel, Dies Age 31
  4. Love is Love – Why Australians Should Vote ‘Yes’ to the Upcoming Postal Vote

Stories From My Past

  1. School Bullies
  2. Equal Opportunities
  3. Getting my Driver’s License
  4. Why I Didn’t go to My Year Twelve Ball
  5. A Half Finished Nursing Degree
  6. My 18th Birthday
  7. Finding a Counsellor
  8. Mobile Phone
  9. Getting High
  10. Dear Psychiatrist
  11. Leaving Work in an Ambulance

Miscellaneous

  1. Eye Contact
  2. One Month On…
  3. Weighted Blanket
  4. Little Obsessions
  5. 13 Songs I Listen to When I’m Feeling Like Shit
  6. You’re Not Alone
  7. A Series of Letters
  8. New Years Resolutions
  9. Wrist Bands
  10. Social Media Badges
  11. A Missing Face
  12. Night Time Routine
  13. Participating in a Research Project
  14. 5 Reasons to Follow On Facebook
  15. Friends
  16. Let’s Talk About Body Hair
  17. Do You Still Sleep With a Teddy Bear?
  18. #WordsOfKindness
  19. Inpatient, A Psychiatric Story – Review
  20. A Basic Guide to Mental Health Workers
  21. The Nut Factory Turns One

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  1. Socially Awkward Misfit
  2. Hyperbole and a Half
  3. Random Pictures Found on the Internet
  4. Heal The World
  5. Old Adverts
  6. Real Monsters
  7. Ascot Water Playground
  8. Top 4 YouTube Channels to Get You Smiling
  9. Pet the Pup at the Party – Review
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