After a long hard think, and after making a really difficult decision I have decided to let people know what’s been going on.
As some of you may be aware my son has Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as traits of Autism, along with my non-visible disabilities we were struggling to keep our heads above water and overwhelmed by difficulties. Eventually I had to leave my job to become a full time carer for him as neither of us were coping in the situation we were in.
To help myself cope with the drastic change I started writing/creating music in awareness of mental health and how the pandemic has majorly affected not just my mental health, but so many others around us.
Please listen and enjoy this music I have created for anyone and everyone to listen too, to try and help others that are going through a similar situation. Thank you for all your support-it means a lot.
The aim of this article is to describe the experience and the long-term conditions of chronic illness. Many sufferers with chronic illness, including many children, often have trouble explaining the level of pain they are in.
Some of the challenges they face are: burn out easily, neglect own bodies, skip lunch, frustrated, fatigue, working too many roles, bored, workload, overwhelmed, pressure, anxiety, depression, fear etc..
Read more below or click the image to learn more.
Why chronic illness is a global health issue and the responsibility is not equally shared, there is a lack of communication, relationship conflicts and every person would be more self directed if outside influence stops.
This learning platform can help us to better understand the importance of why a positive attitude and a flexible mindset are key to the success in the recovery from a disabling chronic illness. Understanding empathy is the first step, but also we can contribute to the quality of a sufferer’s mental health and mental illness by listening more, hearing other points of view and learning the key statistics and facts of chronic illness and chronic pain.
It’s often necessary to gain needed accommodations at work or at home, proper medical care, support, and understanding. It can often feel isolating at times. If you need to talk confidentially you can call Samaritans on 116 123 at any time.
“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” – Stephen R. Covey
What are your thoughts on this article? Did you listen with empathy?