Death and Grief — I am 1 in 4

Writing this post for 1in4 was far from easy, but it’s a subject and topic that I’ve wanted to talk about and share for a while now. My dad dying was a very traumatic event in my life but I try to see it as the point when I began to take charge of my mental health, by actually beginning to understand what it was.

It took a long time for me to get to where I am now, and I am far from perfect at managing my mental health and keeping up with my self-care but I am challenging my mental illness more than ever. I am taking charge of it and sharing my story with as many people as I can to try and help them. I can only hope others don’t have to go through what I did without support and help.

Full article available here: https://iam1in4.com/2018/11/death-and-grief/

Experiencing death and grief helped me understand myself. I’m helping others now, and I think my dad would be proud of who I am today.

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7 thoughts on “Death and Grief — I am 1 in 4

  1. Well done for sharing this. I’m so sorry for your experiences, but it sounds as though you’ve fought every step of the way to get the help you’ve needed which is really amazing. You’re very strong and using your experiences to help others is a noble and worthy thing to do. Thanks for sharing xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lindsay, this really means the world to me! I don’t very often feel strong but will take the compliment and just wanted to write this as a way of sharing my story in a bit more detail and look at where I’ve come from.

      When my dad passed away was a turning point for me in my life and I feel like I was a completely different person back then and if I can take something positive from it, it’s that I am in a better headspace and understand my mental health far better than I did. xx

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      1. I can totally understand that. I’m glad you’ve been able to take something good from your grief, it’s so important to understand our weird little brains! Such a huge loss I definitely life changing and I’m so glad you’ve been able to deal with it in an open, honest manner and better understand yourself 👏👏💯💕

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      2. Thank you, that really does mean a lot and i agree. It is so important to understand how our brains work, amazing to think that it took me so many years to do this but at least I’m doing it now. This is why we need to talk about mental health in schools, so we know what’s going on in our brains and can prepare better for traumatic times xx

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words and support. I’m sorry for your loss too and hope you are coping as well as you can. Support is so important as it lets you know you aren’t alone and that people care for you. Counselling helped me a lot even if I needed further help afterwards and I hope you’re able to access support too xx

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