So I keep getting asked to do these videos. And I thought, what the hell. I might as well. Because I have loads of people that watch me regularly, or used to, before I started doing something else. This time I think I’ll be here to stay. Because it’s what I really want to do. Create engaging content to help people.
Today I’m talking about something that we don’t usually talk about. It’s quite a grey area in the mental health sector, and something I wanted to touch upon. It’s quite the taboo in the mental health sector but it’s a situation that most people come across at some point in their lives; whether they’ve run out of their med’s and don’t know what to do whilst they wait, or just feel like it’s not cutting it anymore.
I don’t know if any of us realise, but our medication serves as a regulator. So it’s there to stop us from falling off the edge, and probably at best they’ll make us feel normal. What they won’t do is cure us. Think of it like Paracetamol. It doesn’t stop the pain, it stops you from feeling the pain. I always thought that if I kept taking my meds then I would get better. Not the case.
In this video I’m talking about what extra things you can do with your life to feel a little more normal. If the meds suck, life sucks, and you feel like you’re falling down a hole that no-one can pull you out of. Yeah, I’ve been there before, and it’s caused me to outright stop taking my medication — which is always a bad idea. But I didn’t have any help or advice on things to do to alleviate how I was feeling.
I hope this video helps. It would have helped me if I had seen it during my dark times. I hope it does you too.