More than Words: Annie's Story
While I was in high school, around 15 or 16, I was referred to CAMHS for counselling. It was around my GCSEs and my seizures really started flaring up because of the stress of exams. I had this really nice counsellor, I barely remember him now and I’ll never see him again, but he said this quote to me. Throughout my life I’ve had this thing where I bottle things up and I keep thinking and thinking. But definitely since hearing this it’s something I’ve kept in mind so much. It’s something that permanently sits with me. My mind is one that skips from thing to thing fairly easily so I’ll almost visualise it and say I need to put something away now. I’ve told other people about it too, so I try to help other people with it.