My life was spiralling downward emotionally. All this time I’d been trying to hold up and encourage everyone around me, while inside I’d been trying to overcome all of the monstrosities I’d witnessed. I hadn‘t been looking after myself. And it was taking all my strength to run on empty and not feel like a monster myself.
Seamus is a minds-eye creation who has been with me for many years. And he has been responsible for some harrowing times. The power he has wielded over me has been numbing. Who is this creation?
He’s an alter-ego, with a remarkable propensity to appear very real.
Peer Worker Jesse describes battles with mental illness and how with support (from Wellways, the doctors, hospitals, family and friends) it "now doesn’t always significantly impact on my life. I’ve been through lows before and have come out the other side also means I can be more confident that in the future I will make it through."