A letter to those suffering in silence (mostly aimed for teenagers)

Dear sufferer, My battle with mental illness began at some time in my preteens - don't know the exact year or age - but I know for a fact that by the time I was in my mid-teens, I had the whole nine yards. What I also know is that by the time I was…

A letter to my younger self

Dear younger me, Don't be startled. This is not some wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey thing. (If you want to understand that reference watch Doctor Who. Trust me... I mean... you?!). This is a genuine letter guiding you towards your future - I mean my future... you know what? I'll speak as if you're you and I'm me.…

Letter to Alice (Anxiety) and Dina (Depression)

Alice, Dina... we need to talk about some things. Well, it has been a while since we've last spoken to each other. I hope you two are comfortably sat down because this might be a long one. I was around 11 when I noticed your presence. You were just two nameless faces in the crowd…

An Open Letter To The People Who Left Me Behind

Dear people who left me behind, Thank you. It is not a sarcastic thank you, as you might be thinking. I actually mean it. Thank you. Thank you for cutting me out of your life. Thank you for your short-lasting friendship. It taught me a lot. A lot more than I anticipated really. Thank you…

A Letter to my 30-Year-Old Self

Dear 30-Year Old Me, ... Hi, hey, hello! I sure hope I'm not as awkward in 2024 as I am in 2017 when this is written. This letter itself is awkward because, let's face it, we both know that... I mean I know... I meaning my person not the past self... so including my future…