Wow, I can’t believe that it’s the end of October already. That of course means that it’s the end of the mental health month focus here on the blog. I know that must seem strange, because my blog is primarily about mental health, but I took this month to write about nothing but mental health. There was more of the mental health and less of the ‘parenting and everything in between’.
It’s been a pretty eventful month that’s for sure. It started off in leaps and bounds with Q&A coming to Rockhampton. Through pure luck I was interviewed as I was leaving the theatre and this lead to a longer interview on ABC Capricornia. It was a pretty surreal experience and I still can’t believe that it happened. It’s so strange listening to my own voice.
I was also named blog of the day with UK Parenting Site, Mumsnet for World Mental Health Day. I asked if blogging glorified mental illness, and the overwhelming response was no. Of course I knew this all along, but sometimes I think it’s important to get that white elephant out there.
I was lucky enough to have people share their stories here on the blog with me. It’s important that the different voices of mental illness are told, and well that doesn’t happen if it’s all written by me unfortunately! You can check out the guest posts here, here and here.
My blog was also shared on Make BPD Stigma Free, both on their Facebook Page and their blog. It always makes me happy to see that people resonate with what I write and want to share it with people that they know. I still can’t believe it most of the time.
This month has been such a wonderful experience for me. I am so glad that I stuck with it because it was hard going there for a while, and I did contemplate just throwing in the towel. That feeling of accomplishment though is so worth it.
I hope that you’ve found this month helpful. If this is the first time visiting my blog, you can check out all of the posts for Mental Health Month here.