ABOUT BALLOONS AND THE BRAIN
Well educated. Good job. Well brought up. Living in a dream flat with her best friend. In her dream job. With a great circle of friends.
You would not think she would spend. 3 years 'yo yoing' in & out of a psychiatric hospital. 30 & move back with her parents, loosing touch with friends, isolating herself.
Well, this is me.
This is my life.
I am 1 in 4.
I write from my mental health experiences & what I have learnt. I am not pretending to know everything but I have been in a continuous struggle for 2 years (probably more if I am honest) so speak purely from my experience, not a doctors or psychologists’ point of view.
The aim of this blog is to give hope to those suffering & advice to friends & family. It is important both sides know what is happening, what they are feeling & they are not alone.
There is a terrible stigma around mental health & this needs to stop. It needs to stop being a taboo subject people tiptoe around. It needs to be spoken about as openly as a broken leg or cancer, after all at least 1 in 4 people suffer from it at least at one point in their lives