@mugamnesty

Hi, I’m M, I’m 24 and work in the arts industry. In the past I’ve suffered from anorexia, depression and psychosis, and I’m currently trying to keep anxiety and OCD at bay!

@mugamnesty’s #MadCovidDiary

“We have a social obligation to understand that bullying culture is downright dangerous. Even in small sections of society, giving the wrong people power can ruin and potentially end lives.”

TW: Anxiety, OCD. @mugamnesty’s #MadCovidDiaries 4.2.2020 In early July 2010 I was finishing my first year at a new school. It wasn’t a big school and I’d been glad to leave my previous one (a private girls’ school rife with bitchiness and disordered eating). I’d been fortunate enough to secure a place at the newContinue reading ““We have a social obligation to understand that bullying culture is downright dangerous. Even in small sections of society, giving the wrong people power can ruin and potentially end lives.””

One phone call with a professional would have made a huge difference when I was in the depths of anxiety and paranoia. I’m so grateful my family and friends were there for me, but it scares me to think of others suffering without that support.

TW: Anxiety, OCD. @mugamnesty’s #MadCovidDiaries 25.12.2020 In August I returned to my job and apartment, after spending ‘lockdown 1.0’ back home with my parents and brother. I was thrilled and knew how lucky I was to be getting my life back. As a professional worrier and over-thinker, I’d expected low-level problems with a flat thatContinue reading “One phone call with a professional would have made a huge difference when I was in the depths of anxiety and paranoia. I’m so grateful my family and friends were there for me, but it scares me to think of others suffering without that support.”

Psychosis is a real illness hidden away by decades of stigma and misinformation – and buried further underground amongst the empty promises and platitudes of Mental Health Awareness Week.

TW: Psychosis @mugamnesty‘s #MadCovidDiaries 19.5.2020 The Mechanisms of Psychosis Given that psychosis is one of the most ignored and maligned aspects of mental health knowledge amongst the general public, I’d like to offer you my take on the matter – by explaining exactly how psychosis took hold of my mind and turned the world upsideContinue reading “Psychosis is a real illness hidden away by decades of stigma and misinformation – and buried further underground amongst the empty promises and platitudes of Mental Health Awareness Week.”

Living a Raisin-Free Life

@mugamnesty’s #MadCovidDiaries 12.5.2020 Like the majority of people reading this, I’ve seen a fair number of psychiatrists over the years. With the exception of a few individuals, the care I received from NHS mental health services frequently left a lot to be desired. I am immensely grateful to my family and close friends, who helpedContinue reading “Living a Raisin-Free Life”

Quarantine eliminates hours of checking from my daily life. I don’t have to pack a bag, lock any doors, or turn off electrical appliances.

TW: Suicide, Eating Disorder, OCD. @mugamnesty’s #MadCovidDiaries 2.5.2020 Approaching work – just around the corner. Beloved violin, on my back, it’s there, check, got it. Backpack, yes, got it. Was there a third item? Why would I bring a third item to work? Can I see myself with a third item? If a colleague sawContinue reading “Quarantine eliminates hours of checking from my daily life. I don’t have to pack a bag, lock any doors, or turn off electrical appliances.”

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