How are you feeling?
No don’t par me off with the same brush, yeah I’m okay. How are you really feeling?
I’ll be honest,
I’m not doing ok. I might look okay to people. But inside, I feel dead emotionally and starting to feel dead physically.
I’ve spoken how I’ve felt past weeks on my social media platforms. I’ve received help from A&E & hospital.
I went back to alcohol for a night last Friday, as my thoughts was that depressive and intense. I started hearing voices. I wasn’t abusing alcohol but I had a drink to “fix” things. But in reality, it didn’t fix anything. It made the problem still the same plus a bonus of a hangover which wasn’t great. I haven’t had any drugs which is a good thing.
My moods are unstable. My thoughts are intrusive. I’m feeling exhausted yet I can’t sleep. My cognitive skills are declining each day. My memory is shit if I’m honest. I can’t remember anything. My paranoia is awful. I’m having real bad vivid dreams. I had such an awful dream yesterday.
I’m tired but I know I’ll beat this bad wave. I’m not ashamed of how I’m feeling if I’m honest with you lot. I know it’s okay to not be okay. Maybe I’ll feel better next week? Who knows. We will take day by day.
So, how are you?
Love, Shannon Diana xx
Mental illness isn’t going to get the last laugh. I am.
I fight for my health and for other people’s 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 Jo@samaritans.org
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
Other places you could go or ring in a crisis in UK:
- Call your GP- Ask for an emergency appointment.
- Call 111 – Out of hours- They will help you find the support and help you need.
- 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.
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