We wanted to post a quick message to apologise for the radio silence from Hello Me, it's You recently. For those of you who know about us, you'll know that it's just Jenny and I who run the charity day to day. Recently, we've had lots of changes (jobs, broken bones and new houses!) and are relieved to say we are now living in our very own flat!
This means we'll be able to devote more time to the charity, and I'll be able to run down the hall to knock on Jenny's door at all hours of the night to work on an idea we've had... sorry Jen!
As this is a mental health charity, we hope you'll understand that whilst it's a small charity and we're both going through such big changes we've had to pause our content momentarily. We're pleased to announce though, that we will be resuming our regular content in the New Year!
We hope you all have brilliant holidays and thank you so much for your patience.
Fun Fact: According to the NHS, the top 3 causes of memory loss are depression, anxiety and stress. How do I know this? Because earlier this week I found myself googling whether or not you could get early onset dementia at 22 or whether my brain could just be turning to mush in my head. It turns out that instead? I just tick those top 3 boxes for memory loss.
This is just one of many odd side effects that I’ve found are linked to my mental health problems. In fact, the reason I was originally diagnosed with depression is because I could not stay awake. Not in a 'growing teen who parties all night' kinda way either, but a 'I could sleep for 18 hours straight and still be tired' kinda way. I went to the doctors 3 times with the problem before we twigged that paired with a loss of appetite, a prolonged state of feeling emotionally numb and generally struggling to cope with the all the highs and lows that come with uni, it was looking like depression.
Hello Me, it’s you.
Welp, believe it or not it’s been quite a while since I last contacted you. The last we spoke, I was… just 20? I was just embarking on a Uni project with absolutely no clue of what it held in store for me.
Remember I gave you some advice, after dropping the bombshell that I’d finally been diagnosed with depression and anxiety? I still stand by it. Turns out teeny-bit-younger Han had an alright head on those shoulders. I’m going to use this opportunity to share some more pearls of wisdom and update you on my situation, sound ok?
Hello Me, it's You
Welcome to the Hello Me, it’s You blog! We are launching this blog with weekly content from different contributors, giving their opinions and experiences on all things Mental Health.