And just like that, Mental Health Awareness Week is over! I debated this being the time to repeat that message so many others regularly chat about – that just because an awareness date is over, it doesn’t mean that those struggling are suddenly better or that they just stop thinking about it! But I’d really like to think that my readers have a thorough understanding of that fact and so, to draw a close to this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week content on I’m NOT Disordered, I thought I’d do a quick re-cap of my favourite bits from each of the posts, and say a huge thank you to all the readers and organisations who have helped to make this content some of my most popular posts…
Favourite bit: The relief I felt in talking about I very rarely talk about, and the pride in finally telling you all about I’m NOT Disordered being ranked by Feedspot.com as number one in country (UK) for Borderline Personality Disorder blogs.
Favourite bit: Being able to provide advice that was inspired by the Mental Health Awareness Week themed print created by myself and Ciara at the Design Parlour.
DAY THREE: Q&A WITH CEO JAMES DUNCAN | IN COLLABORATION WITH CUMBRIA, NORTHUMBERLAND, TYNE & WEAR NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Favourite bit: Having the opportunity to meet James and find out more about him in the hope that it will illustrate that professionals are people too! They’re not robots who shut off after their shifts and that deserves consideration when interacting with them.
Favourite bit: To have the ability to talk about something (being employed) which I see as a monumental illustration of the strength of my mental health recovery.
DAY FIVE: THE IMPORTANCE OF PETS AS COMPANIONS | IN COLLABORATION WITH CATS PROTECTION
Favourite bit: Sharing all of my favourite photos of my pets! And hoping that in publishing this piece, it will inspire at least one person to add a pet to their home.
Favourite bit: The excitement of seeing everyone’s thoughts on the second print and using it as inspiration to chat about all of the useful things that help me to feel less alone.