That place between the onset of symptoms and official diagnosis is one of the darkest places someone with a chronic illness will ever go on their journey – the ‘Awaiting Diagnosis Void’.
Seren Kiremitcioglu guest blogs for Joel vs Arthritis to share her story of how living with chronic illness has impacted her mental health
CBT has equipped me with the tools to manage my mental health better and improve my resilience. Does CBT work? Find out how it helped me to navigate my path.
For World Mental Health Day and World Arthritis Day, I’m talking candidly about my personal battle with mental health and how it’s closely tied to my arthritis and chronic illness.
I wrote this song on my dog walk. Apologies, for it’s quite dark. It’s not a cry for help. It’s not for sympathy. It’s an account of a situation. An outlet. ‘Awareness Art’. Perhaps I’ll perform it for you one day.
Living with disability feels like living with a constant sense of loss, mortality and, in a way, mid-life crisis. A recent Netflix documentary made me realise what I had to let go.
Living with arthritis is tough, being a parent is equally as challenging but pain and parenting is a very difficult combination.
My first article for Psoriatic-Arthritis.com has been published
This is a difficult post for me to write. Finally, I went to the doctors today to disclose the deterioration of my mental health as my physical challenges progress. As a man, it feels like failure but I have to remind myself that it takes a strong person to recognise that you need, and to…