‘The darkest nights have the prettiest constellations’- Dani Sylvia
This blog was started by Eleanor Segall. a young woman in the UK who has lived with bipolar disorder for 14 years as well as an anxiety disorder. Diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder (a mood disorder) at 16, and now aged 30, I blog about what has helped me in recovery and am here to help others.
Be Ur Own Light was started in March 2016 to raise awareness to friends and family of what life is like living with these conditions and to emphasise how, however difficult you can go on to live a happy and fulfilling life. I write to combat stigma against mental illness and increase understanding of mental health conditions.
I hope you enjoy reading the posts and positive comments and any questions are always welcomed. You can contact me via the Contact page, email or tweet me @EleanorSegall and @beurownlight. I am also on Instagram @beurownlightblog.
My book with Trigger Publishing will be published in November 2019.
We were a shortlisted Finalist in the Health and Social Care Individual Category of the UK Blog Awards 2018 and named a Top 10 UK Mental Health Blog by Vuelio.
For more Blog posts, you can see my posts about life with Bipolar and Anxiety for Rethink Mental Illness, Time to Change, Mind, No Panic, Bipolar UK, STOP Suicide, Self Harm UK, SANE, Judith Trust, ISMA and further collaborations with Metro.co.uk, the Telegraph, Glamour Magazine (UK), Cosmopolitan Magazine, Huffington Post UK, Happiful Magazine and happiful.com, Trigger Publishing, Brighton Wellness Centre, Counsellors Cafe Magazine, The Counselling Directory, The Jewish News, Equilibrium Magazine, Phobia Support Forum, World Union of Jewish Students, The Monologues Project, Refinery 29 and Anxiously Active Blog.
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I provide my story on request to companies. AND Digital used my story for an anxiety education session for staff in London, UK in March 2018. I also talk about mental health on radio, podcast and as a speaker.
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