Recovery Archives | Sheffield Flourish
Ruth Durkin describes her life with bipolar and the impact that a correct diagnosis had on her treatment and behaviour. She describes, too, how changes in perceptions - her self-perception and others’ perceptions of her - have accompanied the change in the name of her condition. Trigger warning: references to self-injury
Here’s some useful and practical tips for remedying low mood as suggested by one of our regular contributors. What might work for you?
Learning to describe and share your feelings can be a great tool in managing mental distress. Peter explains how reflection and honesty have been key when speaking about his experiences and have helped him to take ownership of his mental illness. Sharing with others can be daunting, but here the author inspires us to write our own stories.
Charlie Roebuck writes of the dark times and the pain of mental illness. He describes how talking about his problems – and using social media to open up to people – alongside clinical support and counselling has been crucial to his recovery. Trigger warning: References to self-harm and suicide. Also contains strong language.
In this poem Tony Bennett powerfully conveys the way in which mental distress permeates life and awareness so completely; but it also looks to adjustment and adaptation to the external realities of life as the way to survive and recover.
As we celebrate Black History Month this October, Sheffield Flourish feature the work of ADIRA in supporting BME people in Sheffield. Rob Barnett found out more about the organisation and what they are up to by speaking with ADIRA’s founder.