Hi! My name is Kie and welcome to my little corner of the internet. I decided to start a mental health blog because writing is a brilliant way to unleash my crazy emotions! Not only that, but I can use my crazy experiences to help other people.
I like to call my past self the ‘Queen of Self-Destructive Behaviour’. My first diagnosis was of depression at 13 years old, but as I got older the list of mental illnesses grew. To cope with my borderline personality disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and episodes of PTSD, I adopted a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms, bad habits and self-destructive behaviours that destroyed my mental wellbeing for over a decade.
For a very long time I was suicidal, hyper-emotional and self-medicated with alcohol and drugs.
Today – well, I’m much better! I am no longer plagued by negative thoughts or driven by intense emotions, mostly because I am so extremely self-aware. I’ve also learnt to love and accept myself and my flaws, which has given me a huge degree of control over my day-to-day happiness.
I want to share everything I’ve learnt (and am still learning) about living with a mental health condition. While there may be the odd rant 9and the occasional emotional breakdown), my story is one of positivity, hope and healing.
I hope you’ll join me on my journey to mental wellness, sprinkling every day with a bit of sassiness and sarcasm as we brave it through the storm!