Mental health: supporting staff and colleagues at work

HumaMy last blog post about disability disclosure and mental health has made me acutely aware that the written word is a powerful tool to raise awareness, provide a space for dialogue and connect with people.

What does My Mad Fat Diary tell us about mental illness?

Huma blogs about My Mad Fat DiaryThere are moments of utter despair when I can see no way out. In these instances I feel an acute sense of loneliness and friends have to persist to break through that cave of despair. In these moments the mental anguish is such that it takes every effort to control my urges and not self-destruct. It is that urge to destroy which takes hold of me and I want to harm myself.