wE'Re AlL mAd HeRe

Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic… and the rest!

#MindAwards – NOMINATED!

Well it’s been four days since I received the email informing me that my blog has been nominated for a Mind Award. Shock doesn’t even begin to cover it. I burst into tears (of joy) and then tried to ring my mum. I say tried because my hands were shaking so hard I could barely hold my phone!


I began writing We’re All Mad here in 2013 after a nervous breakdown. The majority of resources that I found during my recovery were either too clinical or practically misery memoirs (not great when youโ€™re already feeling hopeless about your situation)! So I vowed that once my health improved, I would document my experiences without the use of unexplained medical jargon. I also wanted to highlight the stigma often attached to mental health.

Recognition from the leading charity Mind is beyond anything I could’ve hoped for. Excuse the choice of words, but it’s MENTAL! ๐Ÿ™‚

A big thank you to all my loyal readers. You inspire me and keep me writing.

I would also recommend that you check out the other nominated blogs. I’m so excited to meet them!

PND and Me


Born without marbles




Categories: Anxiety

5 replies

  1. Congratulations! What great news. To have your efforts realized is wonderful!

  2. I’m not biased, honest, but yours is better than at least two of those others, so congrats, and you will of course be plugging your book at the event?

    A facet of anxiety you’ll be familiar with is not just the fear of failure, but the fear of success, because of the uncontrollable and unpredictable changes it will bring. I wonder if with all the new stuff you’ve been doing this last few months that you’ve been experiencing some of that. Possible future blog post there…

    Best of luck!

  3. Congrats for the nod. It’s important that people share their mental health stories. It’s the unspoken narrative of so many individuals, so many families who need a voice for them, the voiceless.

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