Happy Second Birthday, I'm NOT Disordered
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Today, the blog is two years old! And it's been another amazing year! To celebrate, I've wrote this special post...
The good, the bad and the ugly - highlights of the past year:
I celebrated I'm NOT Disordered's first Birthday!
I used a different style of writing to express my take on the definition of 'recovering', 'trauma' and a 'mum.'
I blogged about the YoungMinds VS campaign which I'd become involved in.
I blogged about how I had finally revealed my ill mental health to everyone on Facebook, and the overwhelming, supportive response, inspired readers to do the same.
I posted my first poem from the Creative Writing course I had begun.
I ranted about the use of labelling people as 'attention seeking.'
I celebrated my 23rd Birthday up North with my Mum.
I supported #TimeToTalk Day by blogging everything my auditory hallucinations said to me that day.
I volunteered at a Time to Change event in Leeds.
Emma Baxendale, who featured in the 'Don't Call Me Crazy' programme that I reviewed, contacted me to tell me I'd inspired her to begin her own blog.
I published my first guest blogs by a sufferer of Agoraphobia and a student nurse.
I visited my best-friend.
I blogged about the Crisis Care Concordat.
I blogged in aid of Self Harm Awareness Day.
I blogged about the campaign categories in the YoungMinds VS campaign.
I attended the National Service User Awards 2014 at Silverstone race course.
I took part in a 'flooding' therapeutic exercise, in which, I returned to the location of my trauma with staff.
I swallowed my pride and blogged about my struggles with urinary retention.
I considered what was stopping me from entering recovery and being discharged from Hospital.
Ian Callaghan; National Service User Lead, blogged for me.
I worked on the belief that I'll die young, with the Psychologist.
I went home for Easter weekend.
I made changes to the blog after it becoming apparent that it had become a bitching forum about staff.
I celebrated my best-friend's 21st Birthday!
I blogged about bullying.
I explained #BPDChat after finding it incredibly useful.
I lost my 'capacity' after refusing to self-catheterise.
I posted a guest blog by Liz from YoungMinds.
The Doctors disclosed they were worried I would go into renal failure as my urinary retention began to cause back pain.
I wondered how you could be sure when it was the right time to be discharged from inpatient care.
I launched the 'BP Series.'
I continued to post in the 'BP Series' which I had begun to mark 50,000 views.
Plans were made for my discharge from Hospital.
I guest posted for Relief from Anxiety.
I celebrated the two year anniversary of my hospital admission by posting the most memorable photos from the past year.
I attended a Consultation Event for the review into the Mental Health Act's Code of Practice.
I blogged about how I may be close to discharge, but I still have areas to work on, and things to learn.
I faced mental health stigma from a hairdresser.
I passed kidney stones.
As many young people, celebrated their GCSE Results Day; I blogged about my own back in 2007.
I had my DISCHARGE MEETING!
I faced some challenges in my love life.
I blogged about the Emergence event I attended.
I was discharged from section 3 of the Mental Health Act.
I visited my best-friend and had a lovely day out in Liverpool.
I blogged for World Suicide Prevention Day.
I made the decision to close down the blog as I was discharged from hospital to a 'rehab' unit.
I had grown to regret closing the blog down and opened it back up on the 29th.
I blogged about what had happened in the past month that the blog had been down.
I debated disclosing the name of the hospital that I'd been an inpatient in.
I blogged about the Samaritan's Radar, which caused mixed reactions from mental health service users.
I blogged about the Birmingham University research study that I'd been asked to take part in.
I had a lovely meal out with a friend and got my keys for my 'forever home.'
I completed a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
I began attending Recovery College and blogged about some of the interesting classes.
I worked at the 'Mind UR Moustache' event for YoungMinds at Newcastle Uni.
I blogged about settling in to my 'Forever Home' in the community.
I introduced my new kitten; Dolly, to the world.
A Peer Support worker I'd met at Recovery College, wrote a guest blog.
I struggled and self-harmed.
I found a new goal for my recovery.
I enjoyed the College Christmas Party.
Most popular post:
http://www.imnotdisordered.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/review-of-mental-health-act-1983-code.html (with 349 views)