Hi there, I’m Liam, a 17 year old from the UK who loves to write.
I dream of working with children with special needs and want to write a book one day. I love art – I paint and draw and colour and write as well as lots of other creative things. I am also at college doing a childcare course which I am enjoying a lot.
Writing has helped me get through my life so far, including my darkest times struggling with mental illness. I’m affected by it everyday but am learning to cope with and stay hopeful throughout my journey with psychosis, dissociation, anxiety and depression. I am on my way to gaining indenpendence with the help of my family, friends and care team.
I am currently under the care of EIS (early intervention service for psychosis) and was under the care of CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) from March 2014 – August 2016. I’m thankful for the input CAMHS had with my care but am happy I have moved on to a more specialised service and that I’m no longer in crisis.
On this blog I write about my thoughts and ideas surrounding past and present experiences with mental illness, mental health services, and life as a transgender person. I hope you like reading my blog.
Here are some links, including some of my own and some websites that are relevant to the content on my blog which I recommend.
My recovery Instagram – @liams_recovery
Mind – A mental illness charity that shares people’s stories and has an informative A-Z list
The Voice Collective – Support for young people who hear voices or see thing that others don’t
Samaritans – An ear to listen to anyone struggling
Mermaids – Support for young people, children and their families going through gender identity issues
Gendered Intelligence – Provides resources, youth groups and much more specialising in trans people aged 8-25
The Mighty – Giving people a voice
You may sometimes see that a post is password protected – I share these posts with who I choose but it will usually become public at a later date.
I started this blog in December 2015 and have come a long way since. I have finished DBT, been discharged from CAMHS and started college!
Most of what is posted on here is to do with mental illness or being trans (or both!). I hope you get something from reading my posts, feel free to contact me on the link to my recovery Instagram above.
–Last updated: 17/12/16–