Words matter.Writing is powerful and it is purposeful. It helps us to think, feel and heal.
Self-care is subjective: it comes in many forms and it changes with each stage of life. Self-care is not selfish.
We all need it, no matter where we are on the mental health continuum. By sharing our ideas, we affirm our own self-care practices and perhaps learn a few more.
I want representations of mental illness to be more visible. I want to hear discussions about mental health sound more authentic and nuanced. I want them to come up naturally in everyday conversation. I want mental illness to be acknowledged as both complex and commonplace.
1) To promote wellbeing and recovery by bringing psychoeducation and peer support together. 2) To create an online community based upon common connections (with one being lived experience of mental illness).
Creating content of value by sharing knowledge that supports awareness and self-care.
Contributing to the conversation by expressing my personal experience authentically and honestly.
Honouring my experience and the experience of others, recognising that they may not be the same.