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Author, advocate, designer, mental health advocate and parent. 

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This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series AtoZ 2023 - The AtoZ of Me

I thought I’d start for A for “All together now”.
I guess that the biggest thing that I could say about me is that ‘all together now’ is pretty much one of my slogans. I think that a supportive community and supporting communities is important, one of the most important things to me, really.

And being in a group and supporting others is one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever taken part in.

Community is where we grow

All of the stuff I’ve done in the last few years has been towards growth and working with one another. I’ve got a lot of people to thank for that, which I’ve done on the other blog (A for acknowledgements), but honestly? Being part of vibrant communities where respect, and conversation are important. It’s been part of being able to crowdsource information about how I am working through recovery and mental health. My community helps me find my writing research needs. I’ve got a community of friends at LudoSport who support me through various things, plus it’s fun to exercise with friends!

My gaming community gives me downtime, and lets me play games, run games and support games, and all communities mean I get an excuse to learn more about writing, social media, promotion and journalling. In short, having a community, or communities that I’m involved in, has given me a lot of fun, happiness, support and distraction.

So, front and centre, I wanted to say thank you to my community. And, if you want to see more about the ‘key players’, go over to my other AtoZ blog project, and check out A for Acknowledgements.

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P is for Psychosis #realmentalhealth #mondayblogs #nomorestigma

This is one of my harder blog posts to write, because though I talk – a lot – about the impact my mental health has on my day to day life, and has done for a while, I’m pretty sure that this is the bit no one really understands, causes the most…misunderstanding and I hope, because I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, they can’t relate to. If you didn’t know that psychosis was a feature of my mental health diagnosis, or didn’t understand if you’d heard it mentioned before now, please…don’t start changing your opinion of me. That’s the biggest reason those of us with serious mental health issues aren’t as open as society needs. Because we lose people.