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.
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- Reading Nourishes the Mind and Gives Wings to the ImaginationMy Reading List I have been reading a lot with all this free time I have. I have explored a genre of books I was always adamant about not reading – autobiographies. I always thought autobiographies were self-absorbed and booksContinue reading “Reading Nourishes the Mind and Gives Wings to the Imagination”
- The COVID BluesCOVID 19 took the world by surprise this year. 2020 was supposed to be “The Year” for a lot of folks including myself. I graduated from university in December 2019. I had plans to find a job, travel, work onContinue reading “The COVID Blues”
- Hurricane Dorian and its Devastating Impact on the People of The BahamasCatastrophic events, such as hurricanes, can leave lasting effects on the mental health of individuals. The damage to property and the lives lost is a harrowing experience to those who witness it. We human beings like to be in control.Continue reading “Hurricane Dorian and its Devastating Impact on the People of The Bahamas”