• Out of homelessness into hope

    Please note: this story references suicide.

    Initially life was good. I believed I grew up in what appeared to be a loving family. However my family were either using or selling drugs. For me I thought that was normal. Sure everyone was using heroin. As I got older I knew this wasn’t the case and that it was wrong. Drugs destroyed the life of so many of my relatives and I knew this life wasn’t for me.I tried to ...

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    Tags:
    Recovery,
    Mental Health,
    Homelessness
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  • Charity and cycle

    Please note: this piece contains references to self-harm. So i havnt been on here for so long but i think its time i started using it again. i need somewhere to ramble and rant without being judged. I was tidying out my cupboard and came across the leaflet for this site and forgot all about it. I run a charity called "The Little Box of Distractions" and it helps by sending out a free box ...

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    Tags:
    Positive,
    Little Box of Distractions,
    Support,
    Charity,
    Cycle
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  • Making a Start

    It has taken me a long time to decide to put my thoughts into writing but I need to do something constructive with them and this is a start! As I write, I am feeling apprehensive but a bit hopeful. You see I have 3 grown up children with mental health issues and I constantly struggle to support them as a parent. I need somewhere to share my thoughts in order to reflect on them ...

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    Tags:
    Mental Health,
    Coping Strategy,
    Grown Up Children,
    Parent
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  • My Safe Place

    Today I am "surviving" I didn't sleep well last night which really isn't like me at all. I took my girlfriend to the dentist at 8am and when we came back we slept for another few hours before she had to get up for work. I was actually really looking forward to getting home. I just wanted a bit of time to myself, alone, in my own safe place. After all when you feel a ...

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    Tags:
    Clean,
    Borderline Personality Disorder,
    Housework,
    Home,
    Selfish