Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. If you are dealing with a mental illness then it can be particularly hard.
Christmas can be lovely- all the presents, food, decorations, chocolate, family but it can also get too much. It can be a particularly lonely time of year for some, and although I love Christmas the shops and markets are a no go for me as it brings on my anxiety. I wanted to write a post for anyone out there who is struggling right now and is unsure where to turn. Below is a list of contact details for organisations which are there to help. Whether you just need someone to talk to, advice, or you are contemplating harming yourself please contact one of the below numbers and DO NOT SUFFER ALONE.
Please know that you are not alone in this. There are so many people who are feeling the same as you and you should not go through this by yourself. As much as it's hard to see sometimes, things will get better and you can get through this. The people below will not judge you, they will listen, support and help you through this. So please take that step and reach out.