As the lockdown eases across the country, and despite the government insisting it is continuing to ensure that vulnerable and disabled communities get the care and support that they need, it increasingly feels as though we have been forgotten.
I, like many of you around the globe, have taken to using more digital forms of meeting up with friends and family in the absence of being able to socialise face to face. It occurred to me that the scene of screens of faces will be commonplace across the world, all talking about the current … Continue reading What is this feeling?
I’ve written about this before, but it’s a topic I feel is really important for anyone whether you have MS or not. I have recently been made more acutely aware of mental health since someone I knew committed suicide, and I have noticed my own resilience levels slipping into the reserves (for other reasons actually) … Continue reading Mental Health in MS – It is OK to not be OK
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking good care of your physical health (although it receives much less attention), and is especially important during these colder and darker winter months.We can achieve good mental health broadly by reducing stresses (where possible) and increasing opportunities to feel fulfilled, trying to be … Continue reading Understanding mental health and MS
In my opinion pity is the poorer relative of compassion... you may be familiar with people saying 'poor you' or 'I feel sorry for you' and 'I am so glad I am not you' These are never empowering or comforting to hear. We often hear of someone in distress and not know what to do, … Continue reading No one needs pity…