Month: July 2018

10 Things you shouldn’t and should say to someone with Social Anxiety Disorder! (Social Phobia)

Hey all, Shan is back again! (I’m on a roll) Hopefully this will be out and published on here on Monday 30th July at 9am! Fingers crossed. I want to talk about things you shouldn’t and should say to someone who is battling with Social Anxiety Disorder! (Social Phobia) I’ve been battling with Social Anxiety

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8 Months Substance Abuse free!

 Hello everyone! I just want to share you this milestone! I’M EIGHT MONTHS FREE FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE. 4 months unil a year.  I can do this. I have my dips and lows. My bad days are where I have litte dips and hold a bottle of wine and I smell it and I pull myself

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Shannon’s Monthly Mental Illnesses Awareness Sessions.

Hey all. I want to let you know that since my mental health pop up session what I mentioned in one of my posts before. Nicky the project manager from The THOMAS Project has asked me to do monthly mental health sessions all about the different mental illnesses and medication. So I wanted to let

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How talking about my mental health struggles saved my life.

Hey all, so I wanted to write something what is super close to my heart my own battle with mental health. This is going to be a long post so grab your cuppa or coffee and your biscuits! So let’s begin. Back in 2009. 2 weeks before starting secondary school my mum died suddenly. I

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Another Day

Another day where I generally feel unwanted for no reason at all but my head won’t let me forget this feeling. Another day where I feel like there is an ten stone brick on my chest weighing me down and it’s hard to even string up a sentence. Another day where I wish I could

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So many negative things about my mental illnesses but what are my positives?

As you are aware in the social media. Mental illness and mental health isn’t portrayed in a good way. As it’s 11:35pm on a Monday evening. I can’t sleep as my head is in bits so I thought, I’d write on my blog. I have been diagnosed with social phobia disorder & depression since 19,

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The beginning to the relapses to the never ending recovery.

I’m Shannon. I’m 20 nearly 21 in October. I wasn’t taught about mental health as a kid. It was just brushed off. I had no idea what depression was when I was growing up yet alone any other mental illnesses. There weren’t no lessons at school about mental health or even body positivity. I had

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Tired of fighting but wont ever stop fighting.

TRIGGER WARNING- Contains Suicide & Self Harm & Recovery. Recovery is a scary word whether it’s physical or mental illness. Some days I can just zone out and think about what it would be like if I wasn’t here. If it would be easier for my family? If it would be easier for people? If

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Rambling on at 11:20pm.

I just want to pre warn you on my grammar or spelling might not be 100% on this post and other posts! As I have decided to write posts on my phone when I’m feeling pretty shitty as I just have no energy to go get my laptop and open a word document and spell

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