Katie Houghton – Mental Health Awareness Campaigner and Advocate Blogger
A Journey To Hope – Katie Houghton
As someone that has had a long, hard battle with mental health issues I understand that sometimes it feels that things will never get better. That you will never have a normal life and join all those other people that you just watch getting on with their lives while wondering how the hell they do it.
As someone that has battled with self-harm, anorexia, bipolar, numerous hospital admissions and a fight with the system to get the correct help I understand that this path sometimes seems impossible and you just can’t see that it will possibly get any better. It can. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time and the day will come that you will be glad that you never gave up.
I am extremely passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and helping people to know that they are not on their own and that it is ok to speak about mental health and ask for help.
I am a firm believer that sometimes the smallest of things can make a big difference.
I aim to send as much “Happy Post” as I can to those struggling with mental illness to offer a little hope that things CAN get better, they may not be perfect – because life isn’t perfect – but they CAN get better. “This too shall pass”
This usually is an inspirational quote card that can be kept and framed along with a little note in a generally sticker filled envelope with the aim to make someone smile!
I can’t reply to everyone or send to everyone but I do aim to work my way through all nominations for the happy post as best I can so please don’t think I am ignoring you if I don’t send a personal reply straight away.
This is only currently available to those in the UK due to funding.
I aim to raise awareness of mental health issues, share my story and things I have learned along the way to hopefully make people feel less alone and know that recovery (to whatever extent that is to the individual personally) is possible, we just have to keep fighting and not give up, because there is always hope.
I am a mental health campaigner and so get involved wherever possible in raising awareness on mental health and speak openly about my experiences in the media as well as blogging and vlogging. Please see the menu bar to see these other sections of my website and to have a look at what I have been up to!
To request Happy Post for yourself or for someone else who may be struggling with their mental health please use the contact form below. Please remember to include your address so I have somewhere to send it to!
You can also join my facebook page and request via messenger HERE