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I’m Shannon. Not My Mental Illnesses.

I’m a 20 year old girl trying to live the “normal” life while battling the demons every minute of my life.

I’m not amazing or inspirational. I’m Shannon and I’m just me. 

I had no interest in writing back when I was a teenager. I was told I was gonna fail at life because I didn’t have high grades or high attendance. Thank you to the attendance officer for being my motivation. 

That don’t mean nothing. It’s you what makes a difference not grades or attendance.

I started a blog when I was mentally ill and I was in a suicidal state, I was hours off taking my own life. I had nothing back then. I didn’t trust anyone. I wanted to die and be out of pain with my head and be with my mum. That’s not selfish. I had 10 years of pain. 10 years of people not understanding. 10 years of being pushed to pillow and post by MH services and school.

Year and so later, I’m still mentally ill and I still have daily suicidal thoughts often. But I can battle those days, I can speak to Samaritans when I’m feeling that way. I love writing. I love helping people. I love raising awareness for mental health. I’m so passionate about it.

My aim is to help people not just help myself. My aim is to help people talk and help me in the future to talk about what has happened and get the help they need and I need. My blog is my life. If I didn’t have this blog. I probably wouldn’t be here. 

So yeah.. I’m Shannon. I’m nothing special. I’m just a 20 year old girl who’s fighting invisible illnesses daily and trying to change society attitude against mental health. 

It is perfectly okay to admit when you aren’t feeling okay. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. 

I’m Shannon, I’m 20 and I’m mentally ill and I’m a warrior, not a freak. I’m still human, so please treat me like a human. Not a creature. I’m not my illnesses. 

I shall love you and leave you until the next post<3

God bless and love from Shannon Diana xx 


Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am

I fight for my health and for other peoples health every single day in a way most people won’t understand, we aren’t lazy. We are warriors! 

If you don’t feel like talking to yet, I’ll always be here and I’ll help out any way I can. You aren’t alone. 

I know how it feels to be pushed aside. But listen, you are amazing and I’m proud of you so much. 

Just so you know, it’s okay not to be okay you know, even the happiest person in the universe has their bad days. You can get through this dark hole. I believe in you. 

You are loved. You are worth the fight. You are more than your illnesses, you can fight this I believe in you. You are flawless. You are fabulous. You aren’t alone. You are amazing and I’m proud of you all. 

You can beat these thoughts. I believe in you. I will always be there for you even if it’s on the internet or email or even in person one day.  You are loved. You are needed in this world because you are YOU. You are badass for battling mental illness daily. I care about every single one of you. You are more than enough. You don’t need to please anyone else.

Here is some numbers to contact if you are expierencing a mental health crisis: 

Samaritians- For everyone! 24 hours, 7 days a week: 

Call this number – 116 123 

Email address is 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men!  5pm to midnight every day.

Call this number: 0800 58 58 58 

Webpage chat room if you don’t want to phone the link is: Webpage Chat

Papyrus- For people under 35! Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm. Weekends 2pm to 10pm. Bank Holidays 2pm to 5pm. 

Phone number: 0800 068 41 41 

Text Number: 07786 209697


Childline- For children and young people under 19. 

Call 0800 1111 (Number won’t show up on your phone bill) 

The Silver Line- For older people 

Call: 0800 4 70 80 90 

In the US: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-784-2433

In Austraila- Call Lifeline Austraila at 13 11 14

In other countries- Visit ISAP OR to find a helpline in your country. 

Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK: 

  1. Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment. 
  2. Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need. 
  3. Contact your mental health crisis team if you have one. 

If you would like to contact me for PR or any collaborations or even support if you are going through a bad time. Please follow my social media accounts and email me.

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Twitter- @SDianaax 


Facebook Page- Mental Health & My Life


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