Normalise mental illnesses
What Is this Blog About
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety about eight months ago. I created this blog, “Hello Simon”, to share my journey with this mental illness: the years leading up to my diagnosis, the struggles I faced and continue to face and the discoveries I made about myself. I want to invite others to share their personal experiences with mental illnesses, whether it’s your own experience or that of a family member or friend.
I want to give others a chance to see into our minds, to give them an intimate view of how mental illnesses affect our thought processes and daily lives, and how they influence the way we interact with the world. This venture of sharing I find is important because, although various literatures provide good information on different mental illnesses, they don’t explain everything. Since mental illnesses affect each person differently, this blog is an opportunity for us to share our different experiences.
I understand how difficult it can be to share our stories with the world. Thus, I encourage the comfort of anonymity. Our identity will be in our voices, not our names.
Read the latest posts
- Feeling AnxiousToday, I’m feeling anxious. I’m leaving the clear blue skies of my home to go back to gloomy skies and frigid winters. I’m leaving my comfort zone where I have family friends to a place where I hardly know anyone. It is a place where one can feel very lonely and isolated.
- Self-doubtNow, reflecting on this I realise that my “confidence” was built on a shaky foundation. Grades are not a reflection of someone’s intelligence.
- Medication FatigueHave you ever felt tired of doing something even though it benefits you? That’s how I feel about taking my medication.