After the Storm

After the Storm

“The storm is gone, but the “after the storm” is always there.” Deacon Julius Lee When the storms of life have torn through life, leaving wounds to tend to and losses to grieve, the aftermath can feel like a daunting prospect. Sorting through the rubble we might feel...
Memory

Memory

Memory is a powerful thing. It can transport you back in an instant to the time when you were happiest and it can paralyse you with an all too familiar pain. Our mental health is often inextricably linked with our memory. We can mourn the loss of memory in illnesses...
Volunteering for #MoreThanSurvival

Volunteering for #MoreThanSurvival

It’s probably fair to describe me as one of those ‘busy people’. With my work, family, community and church commitments I have a full and fulfilling life. From personal experience though, I am aware that there is a balance to be found. If I am not careful, I don’t...
Just Keep Swimming? #MoreThanSurvival

Just Keep Swimming? #MoreThanSurvival

Just keep swimming.  The famous words from Finding Nemo; an encouragement to keep on keeping on, to not give up. And these words have merit, don’t they? There are some days when we’re in “the lowest pit, the darkest ebb”, that we just need to keep putting one foot in...
#MoreThan Survival #MHAW17

#MoreThan Survival #MHAW17

Sometimes, when it comes to mental illness, it’s just about getting through the day isn’t it? Amidst the monitoring of moods, taking of medication and trying to strike that ever-so delicate balance between paranoia and self-care. Is that a symptom? Am I relapsing? Am...