Monthly Archives: December 2016

Mind

It’s no secret that I have mental health issues. I’ve discussed them many times on this blog. I suffer from depression and social anxiety. These issues led to me becoming homeless and suicidal. I never sought help for these problems because I never felt that I deserved it. Thanks to this blog and the tremendous support that I’ve received I now feel differently but there are still so many people out there who don’t. 

Mind is a charity that reaches out to people with all kinds of mental health problems and looks to show them that they are not alone. I wish with all my heart that I had reached out to them before my life ever got as bad as it did. If I had then maybe I would not have to routinely cover my wrists whenever I’m out to hide the scars. And maybe I’d have fewer scars on the inside as well.

I never want anyone else to go through what I did so I’ve become a mind member. It costs just ¬£26 per year or just ¬£6 if you are a student or on benefits. For that small amount you can contribute to making everyone affected by mental health issues aware that there are options available to them. If you can’t or just don’t want to join then please share the link below so that others have the option to help. 

It is very unlikely that either you, a family member or a close friend will not be directly affected by mental health issues. Please check out the link below. 

https://www.mind.org.uk/register-with-mind/step-1/

I like to move it, move it

It’s been an age since my last update because I’ve been insanely busy. Black Friday was unbelievably hectic, lots of long hours and hard work but I honestly loved every minute of it. Now I’m looking forward to the big Christmas rush.

Another reason I’ve been busy is that I have been looking for a new place to live. The old place was only ever intended to help get homeless people back on their feet and now that I am it’s best for me to leave place for someone who needs it more. The good news is that when you’re working finding a new place isn’t nearly as difficult as it was when I was homeless and I’m writing this from my new home.

It’s a small studio flat, I have my own little kitchen and I share a bathroom with one other man. I haven’t met him yet as he works days and I work nights but that suits me very well. The place is much quieter than the old one as it’s not on a busy main road so it will be easier to sleep during the day. It’s also very reasonably priced and includes all bills so there should be no problems that can forsee.

On the whole I’m very happy with the move and how everything is going at the moment. On this day last year I spent my 43rd birthday sleeping in the stairwell of a carpark in Fareham, so much has changed since then. Who knows where we’ll all be I’m a years time.