As many of you may have noticed, my activity on this blog has been limited the last few months. The reason for this is due to a combination of things occurring in my personal life. From changes in medication to a different job role in the workplace, life has been pretty tumultuous and my motivation to blog about mental health has dwindled significantly as a result .Indeed there are days where doing something so seemingly simple as replying to a comment on one of my entries becomes an arduous task!
So I guess what I am saying is that I am taking an ‘official’ break from blogging. Suffice to say however, I will continue to be an avid reader! Being part of this online community has provided me with a feeling of contentment I did not know was possible. Reading about each of your individual stories and struggles with mental illness has enlightened me both intellectually and spiritually. I am very grateful for that.
Though I should highlight that I mean what I say when I say ‘A hiatus’. I do intend to come back. I will not try to estimate just how long it will be however. I think I need to allow myself to stabilise and recover before I consider such a question in more detail.
In the meantime I will still be writing. More specifically I want to finish my first short story I am currently in the process of creating! It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be! Who knows, perhaps it will help reignite my interest in this blog and all of the commitment and effort that goes with it..
For now however, goodbye!
Emotional support helplines:
Samaritans :116 123
Rethink Mental Illness advice line 0300 5000 927 (Monday to Friday 09:30-16:00; local rate)
Sane Line:0845 767 8000
Mind also has a useful guide of support and services, which can be found by clicking the link right here