Having struggled with mental issues from a very young age, I always assumed they were normal. I didn’t understand why I seemed to struggle and battle with myself inside my head so fiercely, yet others could cope just fine. I’m now currently 20 years old and only in the past 6 months have I been able to confront my torments. It’s only really just begun – my path to recovery – and I’ve got a long way to go.
I’m living with anxiety, depression and paranoid personality disorder, and as soon as I write that I immediately want to apologise for it.
Here is a space for me to document it all: my past, present, hopes and fears for the future, in an effort to understand more about the inner workings of my brain and the triggers of my thoughts. Here’s hoping that by being totally honest, and by perhaps realising that there are others out there with the same bewildered logic as me, I can finally start finding peace naturally and coax it to stay for the long term.