ย 
  • The YSI

My journey with Mental Health

My journey with mental health has lasted about 7 years now, and while its getting better, there are still some rougher days. I refused to believe that I had an issue with my health for nearly 5 years from the ages of 13-18, until it all got too much and I started self harming to relieve the pain of constantly fucking up and feeling worthless.

Now, since about 18, Iโ€™ve self harmed on a relatively consistent basis, being about once every 3 months or so, simply down to the fact that the pain of that is easier than the pain of failure. Iโ€™m still fighting with my demons, but seeing the overwhelming and growing support for mental health awareness and mental health in general has made me realise that a) Iโ€™m not alone and b) even if I was, sometimes thatโ€™s whats for the best. Being part of the SNP and YSI over the past months has allowed me to have a vice from all my other problems, and convert all my energy into a passion for something I love, which I havenโ€™t had the chance to do in a while.

ย