My name is Angela and I have complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In 2016/7, I had a psychotic break, was hospitalised twice, had Electro Convulsive Therapy and then started trying to get better. This is a short list of the biggest lessons I learned. 1. No-one is immune to mental illness The last time I […]Read More What I learned from sharing my psychotic break on social media (10 min)
So this is what I’ve been doing with my mind and fingers instead of talking or writing. I’m kinda loving it as a new way of communicating. This is my new webcomic To Be Continued. In May 2018, I went through twelve sessions of unilateral ultra brief electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT. They shot electricity through […]Read More To Be Continued; A Comic about suicide
Now that the worker’s compensation payments have been provisionally approved, it’s time for me to start working on the most important job – getting better. The lawyer of awesome expressed doubts about my ability to really get better and we all know how much I love a challenge. So after many intense ruminations, this is […]Read More The Return to Work Plan
Hello to our rapidly increasing fold, Lovely to have over a thousand new supporters since the trip down to Canberra. And all that without me doing much at all. Yesterday I answered one of the most heartbreaking comments I’ve gotten in this whole nightmare. A person asked me who they call if they can’t call […]Read More We’re almost at 2500 but what a week!
Oh, my cheer squad! So many hearts to every one of you and special hi to all the new supporters. I just got home from Shrinkola and realised what you all did while I was out and about! I’m speechless. Tempted to use emojis. Got two super exciting appointments to get through tomorrow but will […]Read More 636 signatures in 24 hours!
I’ve been doing almost nothing but research for the last few days (pages are my happy place) and have finally drafted us a petition letter! I’ve also realised that I was yelling at the wrong people, Lifeline Australia can’t (just like they say) , do much here – it needs to be Wollongong. So […]Read More 120! Time for a new strategy!