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."
You hear a lot about speaking your “truth”. It seems to be a new buzz word lately. I have struggled with this idea – was I missing something? I think all ideas have the power to liberate us or exclude us, depending on how they are communicated. Often it seems to me these ideas are magically supposed to make sense when we hear them just like, “recovery”, “identity”, “safety” and “inclusion”.