Becky Farrell, Author at Sheffield Flourish
I am: curious, caring, tenacious, reflective, stubborn, quirky, gentle, confident and scared.
I am: broken, scarred, bipolar, ashamed, still here, living, not just surviving.
I am: desperate, fragmented, perplexed, hopeful, optimistic, content, in pain.
I am myself, fully and always, and this is very good.
I am: a questioner, critical, opinionated, accepting, generous and just want to hide.
I am many things and ideas and experiences.
Who I am is more important and lasting than what I do.
Becky Mairi Farrell is an artist and a Creative Content Producer with Sheffield Flourish.
The word 'recovery' is being used a lot in relation to mental health, in ways that I believe are dishonest and damaging.
Here we present a deeply philosophical poem from Becky Mairi Farrell, exploring the transformative power of creation, both on a universal and personal scale. First, a little bit about the title from Wikipedia.
Becky Mairi Farrell shares some ideas on how to cope with the festive season.
Becky Mairi Farrell reflects on the benefits of seeing suicidal feelings as a symptom of distress rather than a response to it
Last year Becky Mairi Farrell shared some ideas on how to cope with the festive season - it was so good that we decided to publish it again!
Regular contributor Becky Farrell raises concerns about services and why she feels their suicide prevention strategies are not effective. Trigger warning: References to suicide.
Finding unsuccessful New Year’s resolutions disillusioning, Becky explores a different way to make the changes she wants in her life in the coming year.
Becky tells us how swimming not only helps her relax and gives her some respite from her anxieties, but also that she is getting a physical workout which helps lift her mood too.