Welcome to Fix Me In Forty Five



So, this is my first post on my new blog. As some of you may remember, my blog used to be a beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog and I would touch on mental health here and there. Fast forward a few months and after an OCD relapse that lead me to have a break down we are here on my mental health blog! If you are new here, hi I'm Stacey and I'm diagnosed with, are you ready? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Depression. These here are my labels and they suck but what can you do? Well, I obsess about them but sod going into that right now. I thought this first post should be a little about what to expect from this blog and the direction it's going to go in.

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Hi, I’m Stacey, I’m mental
— my head

Life living with mental health issues is a nightmare and I'm not even exaggerating. I have been living like this since I was five and I'm now 24. As a child and teen there wasn't a place where someone spoke about the thoughts in their head or offered some advice on if you are really a crazy woman (or man). That is what I plan to do. This little space on the inter-web is going to be filled with advice, my life stories and to help people know that no matter what they feel, think or believe they are not alone with their mental health. I kind of want to be the girl next door, a friend where you can read my diary, get my advice and even have a laugh at my expense, I promise you will do that! I want to inspire and help people learn that it's okay to not be okay and you are perfectly normal and not crazy

Stacey Barber