The Something Diaries is a site for people with mental health issues written by me, Peter, who has depression and anxiety. It is the site for the news and updates related to my main website www.4calm.co.uk
I, because of my depression and anxiety, have developed lots of ideas to help people with mental health issues, this collection of websites cover a range of ideas. Have a look round and see what you like the look of. The sites are split into purely mental health and using art, or creativity, to aid mental health.
The Arts based websites start with;
This was the original exploration of the use of creativity for well-being. Called March hare Productions it’s my message to use writing as therapy for depression, I did and so I know it helps.
This was an add on to write.4calm.co.uk as I met more and more people with creative skills who also suffered from mental health issues. Paint the Town Grey was about at as therapy
This is to be a piece of art called Journey Through my Mind. I am hoping to collaborate on an art project with the very talented Ally Sayers. It is to be an installation piece and is hoping to represent the journey a thought takes through my head.
My ultimate aim of Journey Though my Mind is to raise enough money to hire an unused office space in order to provide studio space for artists with mental health issues, this is my journey to achieve this aim.
Whereas the sites that deal with mental health in general start at:
I’ve received an awful lot of therapy throughout my life, I’ve read even more about the various types of counselling and therapy for depression. This site is about my experiences and thoughts on the therapies I’ve used, been treated with or read about. I’m not a therapist so this site is to give you an insight.
A great number of people, I have met, with mental health issues report that they cannot achieve targets because they never set them, and so Neurolabe is a self-support group to help people with mental health issues set SMART targets and be encouraged to identify target.
From my own experience, my perfectionism has lead to an incredible amount of depression throughout my life. Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese concept of identifying beauty in the imperfections, after all the world is not perfect.
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