The stories of Noggy Boggy

Thoughts from a God fearing TCK, struggling with mental illnesses

Mental Illness Resources

Mental illnesses are tough, but there are very good resources to help with this. Although don’t forget to turn to medical professionals and those around you for help as well!

If you haven’t already check out this handy depression cheat sheet – Depression guide. It is a handy and quick guide to both having, and helping fight, depression.

Here are some helpful websites on mental health/illnesses –

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/MentalHealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you – They also have a suicide hotline which takes calls at all hours.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/symptoms-causes/syc-20374968

For eating disorders check out:

http://emmascrivener.net/ – A helpful blog at understanding eating disorders through her honest story.

For a more comprehensive list of mental illnesses sites check out:

http://www.triangulate.org.uk/useful-links/

Here are some informative sources on mental illnesses –

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/d/depression

Excellent Books About Mental Illness – 

I Had a Black Dog – By Matthew Johnstone 2007 – Brilliant articulation of suffering from depression

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness – Kathryn Greene-Mccreight 2015 – Theologically important and rigorous understanding of mental illnesses from a clergy who suffers from Bipolar

Touched With Fire: Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament – Kay Redfield Jamison 1996 (she is also a TCK)

A New Name – Emma Scrivener 2012 – Humorous yet powerful story of Emma’s struggle with eating disorders.

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