SOCIAL MEDIA

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Dear Santa, this year I want nothing


Its that time of year where children are writing their Santa's list, where teens are discussing what expensive gifts their parents will be buying, where bloggers post their wish lists and where we are all in the shops trying to find that perfect something. But this year I've kept my paper blank. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Episode 1- Introduction


So I have taken to a new venture and have created a podcast: In Your Shoes. A mental health and personal growth podcast which will have a host of different guests and shorted podcasts to really get you thinking about certain subjects.

Take a listen to the first introductory episode on soundcloud here

If you would like to appear on the podcast or would like me to discuss a particular topic then please email me at unapologeticallyangie@gmail.com
Thursday, 9 November 2017

A look at the mental health community



For a little over a year I have been an active part of the mental health twitter community and wow have I seen some changes, and now I am at this weird cross road where I am not quite sure if I want to keep my place in that community. Let me explain.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

I am not your inspiration


Ever since I started talking openly about my mental health, I have been showered countless times with the complement "you are such an inspiration". I always took this to heart and felt warm inside. Yet it dawned on me that I am only an "inspiration" because of my mental illness. Like all experiences in life it is what you do with it that defines who you are, I use my mental illness to help others. However, it dawned on me that I am only your inspiration when you are faced with a pretty picture of recovery. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A letter to the healthier me


To a healthier me,

There are many old versions of myself that I could address this letter to, some versions were worse off, others better off but this letter is to myself last year, to a healthier, better version of myself.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Vulnerability is okay



Vulnerability is something that growing up we are told is a sign of weakness. So we all go through life trying to appear as okay as possible. But sometimes, that act is too hard to keep up and so the walls we have built come crashing down and left to the world is a vulnerable, small, and often frightened self. This is what happened to me two weeks ago. 

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Explaining mental health to sensitive ears


Children are those that we want to protect with all that we have. We want to shelter them from the realities of this world; the illnesses, the conflicts, the sadness. At what age is it appropriate to be honest with them and tell them the truth about mental illness?