Monday, 6 January 2020

HAPPY SEVENTH BIRTHDAY I’M NOT DISORDERED!!!




As if seven years have gone by with, I’m NOT Disordered! I mean, when – earlier in the last year – we reached half a million readers, I found it so strange to think that the blog has come this far and yet I still remember the day I started it!
I had been a sectioned inpatient in a psychiatric hospital over 100 miles away from home for almost a year when my Key Nurse and I had a very intense 1:1 in the conference room. We decided that every evening, I’d write a little bit about the abuse for the staff to read so that they could better understand me, and so that I would have an outlet. I was so confident that agreeing to do this was the making of my recovery that I decided I should keep some sort of record of things as they improved. I don’t know why a diary or journal didn’t cross my mind; just… for some reason I opened up my laptop (which I was allowed at nighttime) and created a Blogger account…
How strange is it to think that something that has played such a hugely incredible part of my life started out so simply and in such an unimportant way?! But maybe that has helped build my blog into what it is today; that I didn’t start it for the freebies; the gifted products and the PR trips. I’m NOT Disordered is about educating others in mental health and helping those struggling to see that they are not alone.
So, to celebrate another year of being able to do that - and more(!) - and with over half a million of you, here’s a little post:
First Birthday:
Second Birthday:
Third Birthday:
Fourth Birthday:
Fifth Birthday:
Sixth Birthday:



Highlights:
January 2019
·         A relapse in my mental health - www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/01/if-you-choose-to-kill-yourself-after.html

February 2019

March 2019
·         Richmond Fellowship ENRICH Awards - www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/03/richmond-fellowship-enrich-awards-2019.html
·         Becoming Chair of LEAPS - www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/03/becoming-chair-of-leaps.html

April 2019
·         Reaching half a million readers - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/04/half-million-readers-lessons-learnt.html


May 2019
·         Going backstage with Whitley Bay Playhouse - www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/05/whitley-bay-operatic-society-presents.html
·         Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/05/day-one-mental-health-awareness-week.html

June 2019

July 2019

August 2019

September 2019
·         Cats Protection’s More Than Just A Cat campaign - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/09/managing-your-mental-health-when-your.html



October 2019
·         Designing a pet bandana for Bandana Bowtique - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/10/a-year-with-emmy-my-exclusive-design.html

November 2019
·         Cats Protection’s Advanced Screening of their Christmas Animation - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/11/cats-protections-christmas-animation.html

December 2019
·         Blogmas collaboration with Etsy - http://www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/12/blogmas-2019-post-one-christmassy.html

Most popular post of 2019:
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO AN OVERDOSE | WHAT I THOUGHT, HOW I FELT, & WHAT HAPPENED
www.imnotdisordered.co.uk/2019/08/an-in-depth-look-into-overdose-what-i.html