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My Mental Health

Recently, I’ve been going through a bit of a tough time with my mental health. I’ve been finding it easy to fall back into old habits and negative thinking patterns. Even though I have been struggling, I’m at a point in my recovery where I am improving on asking for help and learning to appreciate when fellow participants and staff point out that they can see that I’m struggling. I feel that I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past couple of weeks. For example, I don’t always notice the maladaptive behaviours that I’m participating in.

I want to share with you the things that I’ve kind of let fall under the radar, one of them being my eating habits. Now let me be clear, this has never been my strong suit, but recently, I’ve found myself eating out way too often and not cooking at all. I’ve let my room become a huge mess, and I’ve been a little too confrontational with staff members here at the house.

My mental health has always been something that fluctuates. However, as I prepare to transition into independence, I have to continue to work on identifying negative coping skills and handling situations as they arise. I’m realizing more and more every day that none of this is going to be easy, but these are some of the reasons I decided to come to SafeHope Home in the first place. I know that I have already said this a million times, but I’m so grateful for the support that SafeHope Home has provided me with. I don’t know what I would have done without this place.

Ciao for now

Ricky

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