Tag: mind

I ask you to remember this when you next use a label associated with mental illness

Neurosis and Psychosis - By Charlotte Farhan

As an activist and campaigner I fight everyday to end stigma against the mentally ill and do this as a person who has been stigmatised since being a child – for my disability due to neurological damage from trauma and my genetic neurodiversity. When…

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God and Mental Illness – Happiness is not a reward; it is a state of mind.

Art by Charlotte Farhan

 I was tagged in a stigmatising post today which read: “Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they have.” And then they qualified this with: “Did you know that the more we keep complaining about the things we don’t have, the…

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Stephen Fry, we the victims – who survived; are not taking your freedom of speech away, so please don’t silence our voices

I Can't Look Forward - By Charlotte Farhan

This morning in a suicidal state of flashbacks and being locked in by reliving trauma, my eyes glanced over Twitter and saw that Stephen Fry was trending, so out of concern – immediately clicked the hashtag to see what was going on. Having admired Stephen…

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My open letter to MIND – The mental health charity; Dear Mind, please help me!

What you cannot see - by Charlotte Farhan

Dear Mind,   my name is Charlotte Farhan and I suffer from C-PTSD, BPD and Psychotic Depression, from these illnesses I then suffer as symptoms other illnesses such as derealisation, agoraphobia, OCD, GAD, BDD and adult ADHD.   I have been in the mental…

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Art to end the Silence on Rape – by artist Charlotte Farhan

Art to end the Silence on Rape Since receiving reliving trauma therapy for PTSD my mind has swollen and over-spilled with flashbacks and night-terrors. This intensive therapy has hurt like a thousand knives piercing my brain and heart, but with all intensive therapies it gets worse before…

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Breaking through during waking – An Exhibition by Charlotte Farhan

A week ago today I was half way through my first solo two day exhibition at NSH Arts in London, Mile End. I was feeling very excited and felt very blessed that the evening before had gone so well and how wonderfully I had…

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Art saved my life – my ongoing struggle with mental illness

“Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.” (Eileen Miller)   I have suffered from mental illness since I was a pre-teen and have struggled to cope with very strong emotions and at times have not coped and have…

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