All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…


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Days 08 & 09: All of life’s most important events

After careful consideration, I have decided to join day’s eight and nine of the 30 Days of Mental Illness Awareness Challenge into one post. The prompts ask what age were you diagnosed/at what age do you think your symptoms began and what are some of the important events in your life that may have effected your mental illness(es) for the worse or better.

A few months ago I wrote a post entitled Your Life As You Remember It, which was a chronological timeline of my life; all of the ups, all of the downs and all of the important developmental stages of each of my mental illnesses. It is a fairly comprehensive post that, if you haven’t already read, you should do so if you’d like to get to know me more!

Shortly afterwards, as part of the Mi Recovery course I undertook, I had to draw a timeline of my life’s major events. These hand drawn images were originally posted here, but I’ve decided to repost them today for a number of reasons.

Firstly, they fit perfectly with the prompts for days eight and nine. Secondly, when they were originally posted I reduced their size significantly, so much so that it was impossible to read the hand written text explaining each stage; an error that I have corrected today.

And thirdly, because I’m rather proud of my timeline (especially page 04!) and will take any excuse to showcase it! :p

Title Page | © Addy

Title Page | © Addy

Page 01 | © Addy

Page 01 | © Addy

Page 02 | © Addy

Page 02 | © Addy

Page 03 | © Addy

Page 03 | © Addy

Page 04 | © Addy

Page 04 | © Addy

Page 05 | © Addy

Page 05 | © Addy

Notes
~ Clicking each image will enlarge the photo ~
~ Apologies for the slightly dodgy artwork and photo quality ~
~ Please note that some of the handwritten text has been digitally removed to protect identities ~