I thought today I’d write a little blog about me, not just about mental health.
My name is Danielle Ashley (no thats not my real last name), I am 23 years old and am from the lovely country of Canada.
I have been diagnosed with an unstable bipolar disorder, anxiety (mostly social anxiety) and severe PTSD. I used to have hallucinations, auditory and visual, which were linked to my PTSD when I am in a very stressed state or overly stressful situations.
I am currently on a leave from working as per my psychiatrist in order to work on feeling better and improve my mental health situations. I m doing this with therapist appointments, check ins with my case worker as well as starting an out patient program at my local hospitals during the day. I am also going to start attending an art therapy group on Wednesdays at the Canadian Mental Health Associations.
Myself, well I am bit of a confusing person. I love to go out and dance, it makes me feel free and makes me feel like there is not a care in the world. However sometimes , well most of the time, my social anxiety gets in the way of my social activities. Usually I find myself okay if I go with a good group of friends that I know have me, however even than this can be a stressful procedure.
I also really like animals. I used to work at a vet hospital which I found very therapeutic. Being around animals is very calming and relaxing to me.
I also have a cat named “Jax”, or “Jaxson” . . . yes this may come from a slight Sons of Anarchy obsession. However I have had him since he was a teeny tiny baby and he gives me things such as responsibility and companionship.
So there is a little about me.
Feel free to share some things about you. Id love to get to know all of you.
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