Different periods of illness and recovery, I realised in the final year that each section could work together. I was brought up in the UK and after I left school at years old, I chose a gap-year abroad so that I could learn French before I began university. There, I began experiencing awful, awful persecuting thoughts. I remember being very harsh on myself: I should ‘get a grip’, ‘stop making mountains out of molehills’. I felt imprisoned inside myself. It felt like a bumblebee trapped behind a window, not understanding or knowing what my problem was all about.

Deep depressions to manic

Stigma made me too scared to get help Peru Email List I truly believed that ‘whatever it was’ was a huge flaw in my personality. Acutely aware of the stigma that can be associated with mental illness, I refused to go to my GP. Why was I so frightened? First of all, I thought that if the words ‘mental health’ were written in my medical notes, the words would be used against me at any medical I would need for my career. Secondly, I believed that medication would make me unnecessarily addicted. Thirdly, I didn’t want formal counselling because I thought it would open a ‘can of worms’ that I couldn’t deal with between appointments.

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Highs and then one day

I opted for the most unsafe option: I simply CL Lists deeply, deeply wished to believe that the emotional torture would stop! Family and friends who knew I was struggling did too. To be honest, none of us really knew what was going on, and that is also highlighted in this story. An emotional ‘bungee-jump’ I began Durham University, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, I experienced an emotional ‘bungee-jump’ at the end of my final year. It was like riding an emotional roller coaster. My moods swung very quickly from.