My downwards spiral of codeine addiction and self-harm

TRIGGER WARNING In the third year of uni I broke up with my girlfriend. It wasn’t your typical breakup, more a gradual separation. There were a multitude of reasons for why I did it but I regretted it almost immediately. We were more than best friends and then we were nothing. I became a bit … Continue reading My downwards spiral of codeine addiction and self-harm

“You clearly show signs of social anxiety”

"You clearly show signs of social anxiety". That's what the doctor told my during my first assessment. I sat there thinking WTF and raced through my memories to check is she was right. In the past I'd always just avoided social situations because I knew I was quite socially awkward and "couldn't be asked" for … Continue reading “You clearly show signs of social anxiety”