Tag Archives: mental health

When fiction and fictional characters become emotional triggers

When I was young, television shows, moves and books were distractions from how shitty my life was (and still is).  I could watch pretty much anything and enjoy it and I read a lot of books.  But that isn’t the … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There’s nothing ‘fantastic’ about being dyspraxic

In this age where we claim to be more accepting of neurodiversity, I feel that we are trying too hard to normalise neurological conditions and make them seem ‘cool’ in accordance with everything else that I find the be bullshit … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘rational’ argument in favour of suicide and assisted dying

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide (obviously) I’m no fan of modern suicide prevention techniques for chronically suicidal people like me, nor am I a fan of ‘the ‘saviour’ SPA (suicide prevention activist) types.  The latter seem only concerned with preventing suicide itself, … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There is no help for many of us (so quit trying to save us)

Until we can find a cure for all serious mental illnesses and until we can help people overcome shitty life circumstances, suicide is here to stay. Why don’t people understand that for some of us, death is preferable to continuing … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dear random people on the internet: please stop telling me that “life is worth living”

I wish people who don’t know me or what I’ve gone through for most of my life would stop doubting my desire to die, as if it were some sort of whim or temporary problem, rather than a lifetime of … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Living here has been like serving a 6 month prison sentence

I don’t have to express how much I hate weekends, especially here in Grantham.  I’m tired of feeling like a prisoner stuck in my flat, unable to go out because of the plethora of kids, teenagers and families living in … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Love and support are essential for recovery from mental illness, trauma and addiction

TRIGGER WARNING: suicide I hope this doesn’t come across as too ‘rant-y’ but it’s an issue I feel strongly about, based on my own experiences and from the experiences of others in similar situations, i.e. alone with a lack or … Continue reading

Posted in Transgender & Mental Health Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments