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THOUGHTS ON LIFE, MENTAL HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS

A year on

It's officially been a year since I was hospitalised for a suicide attempt. That sounds so horrible. There's no good way to sugarcoat that, is there? I won't write any details about what I did, my 'method'; this is for... Continue Reading →

Jaw Surgery, Braces, and How Pain Medication turns me into a Crappy Writer

So I've just had jaw surgery. I've been waiting for this since 2011, when I finally lay down in the orthodontist's chair for him to take one cursory glance and dismiss me with a referral to the hospital. When I... Continue Reading →

Seeing A New Psychiatrist- Thoughts and Fears

Over the summer, my psychiatrist moved away. While sad to see her go, and a little worried for myself, I was confident that this was a 'sign', and that this marked my turn towards recovery. Up until that point, we... Continue Reading →

How I’ve (desperately) gotten through the Education system with Depression: Or How I’ve Nearly Quit School 3,758 Times

I was searching through various bits of writing I'd done a few years ago, and found this particularly interesting passage from around two years ago- "I am clever.  I read and write well, and I pick up concepts and theories... Continue Reading →

Megan is having a Personality Crisis

I don't really know who I am. I don't really know what kind of person I am. Am I funny? Am I kind? Am I clever? I have no freaking idea. I can be those things, and I can be the opposite... Continue Reading →

A Reassuring Letter to Me

Your life is your canvas. You can decorate it anyway you want. You can use any kind of paint. You don't even need to use paint. Your life is a constantly changing piece of art that you add more colour... Continue Reading →

Shyness and the Adventures of ‘Resting Bitch Face’

I'm quite a shy person. I'm quite shy in an odd way- I am comfortable and thrive speaking in front of a crowd, but absolutely shrivel up and die if I have to talk to an individual. It's completely backwards!... Continue Reading →

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