• Sam

This Is Me

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Firstly a caveat.....I am not a professional, a doctor or a mental health practitioner. anything and everything I share on my blog will be based on my personal experience and does pretend to be medical advice in any capacity. If you are in crisis or are suffering with your mental health - please PLEASE seek support from your GP, Samaritans, Citizens Advice Bureau or your local council offices.

For now I wish to remain anonymous, but you can call me Sam, and I have suffered with poor mental and physical health most of my teen and adult life.

I suffer with anxiety and depresssion. I have tried to kill myself on more than one occasion, and I constantly think that this world would be better off without me. I have trichotillomania (currently under control)

Trichotillomania, also known as trich, is when someone cannot resist the urge to pull out their hair.

And dermatillomania (very much not under control.....)

Skin picking disorder, also called dermatillomania or excoriation disorder, skin picking disorder is where you cannot stop picking at your skin

I also have an addictive personality (food and alcohol issues) and probably a whole lot of undiagnosed issues that I will explore as we go along.

I needed to create a space where I can speak freely and openly about my experiences, treatments I have tried and what has made me personally feel better or worse. I need to connect with others like me....

I was born in the UK, I have never lived anywhere else. If you spoke to me on the phone, you would think I was English.... but then people look at me and see a black face........ I feel like I don't fit in anywhere.

I'd like a forum where we can gather together as a community - to speak when we feel lonely and share our truths, support each other, hold each other up.

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