I’m Janet, a 23-year-old Mental Health & Lifestyle “Blogger” from London, UK. I currently work in health care and soon will be embarking my dream of becoming a Registered Mental Health Nurse. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, writing and drinking coffee.
I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety aged 16 and later on diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For years, I had made myself believe I was the only person in the world who felt the way I felt, it took me a long time to find inner peace and love myself for who I am and it all started with journaling; I was lucky enough to find great healing through writing about my experiences and since then I have written various pieces about my battles with self-harm, medication, discrimination and self-love and acceptance.
I began my journey to self-love and acceptance just over a year ago; my recovery didn’t happen overnight, it is something I am still mastering but through sharing my experiences, I am able to live a happier, healthier life where I am ready to bring awareness on mental health to inspire and support others. I want to do as much as I can in this life to bring awareness to mental health, I hope my blog touches another person’s life when it really matters. I just want to remind someone out there that you are not alone, and whatever you’re facing at the moment, you are capable of getting through it and achieving greatness and happiness.
Just keep swimming.