I absolutely love that Mental health awarness week is focusing on Nature. During last year and into this I have been out in Nature it’s so calming and I am lucky to live in Dorset were i can sit by the river and watch the world go by. I also Join the Ramblers on walks as well and I walk with my Friends.
So I suffer with Anxitey and Depression I also have Aspergers Syndrome and Type 1 Diabeties so sometimes my Mental health can be up and down apprently Diabeties can affect mental health with my blood sugars if they are too high. Nature is in my mental health tool just it’s a kit I form my self and includes activities that help my mood and take the pressure off one of those being Photography
I have taken some lovley Pictires this week from the Bluebells to the trees and I love sitting outside and reading when the weather allows.
Also another thing in my Tool kit is reading and I have book recommendations for you
🌷The Illustrated Mum This is a brilliant book first introduced me to Mental Health This book is very well written and very emotinal and powerful for a childrens book if you can find it the Channel 4 TV Adaption Film was also powerful and stars Michelle Collins
🌷The Boy Who Fell To Earth
This book is a Romance with a twist the main character has Aspergers and it follows his mums worries about him dating with Aspergers. It’s funny in places as well and light hearted look at dating also helps that Kathy Letts has experience of Raising a Son with Aspergers who you can see on Holby City Playing Jason.
🌷Caged in Chaos Non Fiction book looking at Dyspraxia and follows the Authors experiences with the condition.
🌷Diary Of A Young Natrulist
I am currently reading this book and the author has Aspergers and it follows him talking about how Natire and wildlife has helped him understand the world he lives in.
🌷It Only Happens in the Movies
The Main characters has to deal with her mums mental health I thought the mum was well written and shows you at it’s like for a loved one to take care of someone who has Mental health difficulty.
🌷The Perks of being a Wallflower
This book is also powerful deals with a lot of Trauma as well.
🌷The Curuious incident of the Dog in The night Time
Brilliant book loved it I relates to the chracture having Autisim a lot.
The Astonishing clour of After
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
My mental health tool kit includes watching my face TV and films
🌻TV and Film
These TV and film recommendations may trigger so watch them when you are in a good health space they are informative
🌻Jesy Nelson Odd one out
🌻Roman Kemp are silent emergency
🌻Stacey Dooley On the Psych Ward and Back on the Psych Ward
🌻Aspergers and me Chris Packham
🌻TV and Film
🌻The A word
🌻It’s kind of a funny story
I also have a app called Brain in hand it is expensive but worthwhile
I also recomend Happiful Magazine it’s great dedicates to mental health hitns and tips interviews free to read online or buy instore bit its brilliant
I hope you find these links useful 🌼https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/donate-or-fundraise/support-the-fight/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4v2EBhCtARIsACan3nwWBfdN-dmIL7pH0sSlPB8nWZBmycAHN8EWI3yFfnsCJ9sGzBRaVAEaAukwEALw_wcB
I hope you find this post helpful I am not a professional so please see a Gp or Talk if you are struggling.
Please leave a comment if you have any tips or actvties that help you cope.
Stay well and keep reading reading
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