Hello, my lovely followers and readers of my blog! I hope you haven’t missed me that much! 😉
I hope you are all okay and if you aren’t feeling ok. Just remember that’s it ok not to be ok and I hope you can get the right support you need and if you want to talk please remember that I’m here and the correct charities are here to support you!
If you haven’t seen my mental health-related recent blog post How Sleep Can Affect Your Mental Well-Being. Please check it out, my loves!
I’ve seen this post floating about on the internet so I wanted to revisit 2018. Go through the good times but also go through the bad times.
I won’t go through everything that has happened in 2018 as we’d be here forever but I’ll pick some moments from the best to the worst…
Best moments of my life.
- I met some of my best friends.
- My blog got nominated and selected for the rising star award 2018.
- I completed my Level 3 Award in Mental Health Nursing and passed with flying colours!
- I had my blog which is my baby for a year in July 2018!
- Got asked to downing street to speak about my mental health on the world mental health day! (But sadly, I didn’t go as my anxiety won that day!)
- Got myself back from mental health relapses and started new medication what is slowly working with my mind and body.
- Realised what I wanted to do in my future, which is mental health community nurse.
- Learnt to accept and love myself
Worst moments of my life.
- My Dad had his quadruple heart bypass! (March/April 2018)
- Nan had chest sepsis which nearly killed her. (February 2018)
- Lost people sadly due to suicide.
- Lost friends due to my mental health.
- Had numerous relapses with my mental health.
- I had a lot of bad days which made me iller.
2019 is a new year, hopefully, a better one than 2018!
So, what has been your best moments of 2018?
I’d love to know!
Till next time!
With lots of 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 experiencing a mental health crisis:
Samaritans- 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.
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