Speak Up When Hurt. Save a Life

I am sitting and crying my heart out. ‘Nice dress. Are you wearing knickers?’ he asks. ‘Excuse me?’ I freeze and look around. All these certificates framing his accomplishments. Am I just being dramatic and making it all up to spice up my life. Then he looks through my file, says I need help and…

Calling off Sick When Your Soul Hurts. Embracing Mental Health

Suicide / Self Harm: Yes Violence: Yes Neglect/ Vulnerability: Yes Falls: No Risk Screen – Please describe the risks identified in the assessment. Past history of overdosing once with sleeping tablets. She said she can become aggressive towards her husband when she feels elated. Service user strengths, needs and expectations. Strengths: she said she used…

Social vs Anxious. When You Lose Your Stars

I found myself weeping in a bar. It was Chinese New Years Eve. The plan was to party. I was not feeling my best self that day, but it seemed manageable. I had two cocktails, forced myself to dance and laugh. I do tend to drift from super sociable and happy to someone just observing…