Why Wait: Eating Disorder Awareness Week and My story with Anorexia: Guest post by Hannah Brown — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

(image: rebloggy) Please read with care: Trigger Warning: Eating disorder Discussion As Eating Disorder awareness week progresses, it has really got me thinking about my own journey and the symptoms that I experienced as part of my anorexia. The hashtag #WhyWait is being used this week as we all come to terms with the fact […] … Continue reading Why Wait: Eating Disorder Awareness Week and My story with Anorexia: Guest post by Hannah Brown — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

Extract from my latest Metro.co.uk article: 6 people share their experiences of friendship during Mental Illness — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

(image: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) I have bipolar disorder and four years ago I was hospitalised for a severe manic episode. Without the love, kindness and support of my friends, I definitely would not have recovered as well. Their support reminds me I am not alone and helps me to feel loved and safe. But […] … Continue reading Extract from my latest Metro.co.uk article: 6 people share their experiences of friendship during Mental Illness — Be Your Own Light: A Mental Health Recovery Blog

Finding Clown Magic as a Way to Stay Good While Recovering from Complex PTSD — I’m Good: A Blog Campaign for Mental Health Recovery

This Monday I started group therapy for complex PTSD. Three years ago, after my ex-boyfriend Chris died from an overdose, I went to grief counseling where I was told that I needed trauma therapy. Outside the grief counseling office was a Mystery Machine van from Scooby Doo- a real life sized Mystery Machine van. One … Continue reading Finding Clown Magic as a Way to Stay Good While Recovering from Complex PTSD — I’m Good: A Blog Campaign for Mental Health Recovery