“Third degree burns”

The disorder of which I will talk about today is currently my primary diagnosis, yet I can count on one hand the number of people I have disclosed the diagnosis to. This is because despite affecting as many as 2.5% of the population, it is one of the least understood and most stigmatised mental health…

This is not an apology

Today in Gravesend the temperature is perhaps the hottest of the year so far at 28 degrees Celsius. So as any other person would, I decided to wear shorts and a vest top on my way to work. Regrettably, the response I received from far too many people was not what I would hope for…

The edge of panic

When planning my series of blog posts, it struck me that anxiety is something I have never really openly discussed before. I haven’t avoided doing so as my diagnosis is something I often mention, but only that – a diagnosis, a label or maybe the odd mention of a panic attack. But never before have…