Dismal December

Me and My Mental Health Matters

Please be aware that some of the content may be triggering. Please take care 💚

We are in the month I find the hardest. December. Heading to Christmas. Ugh. Made to feel bad for not being festive. Just wanting the ground to swallow me up or to go to sleep and not wake up either ever or a long time.

The thing is people don’t get better from mental illness just because it’s the festive season. In fact it can be harder. Apart from being winter here in the UK, so seasonal affective disorder can be a contributing factor, the whole season can be stressful and exhausting for everyone so add in the mental illness and its at least twice as hard.

Also with Christmas support is more hit and miss from mental health services. People take time off work, which is good, but that means the gaps to slip…

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