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Hi :) I'm Rosie.

I'm studying Honours in psychology at university and working part time as a mental health support worker. I'm a mental health advocate, and want to dedicate my life to helping to support and understand others living with mental illness. I live with Schizoaffective Disorder/Type I Bipolar with Psychosis in Australia. I love writing and reading poetry, and reading biographies and memoirs. I also love writing music and performing, photography and photo manipulation.

I'm the lyricist/singer for a band. We're called Outward Eyes. Look us up on facebook! [link] :heart:

My heroes are Anne Deveson, Kay Redfield Jamison, Elyn Saks, and Carl Sagan. I admire their courage, passion, resilience, and writing. I believe that resilience, as well as compassion, empathy, emotional intuition, courage and drive are the best qualities a person can have.

I'm a street art enthusiast, I'm not a grafitti artist, but I love street art and love photographing it. I very much love derelict and decaying buildings and urban exploration.

I like records, horror and occult fiction, poetry, sushi, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, David Bowie, gloomy bear, antiques, particularly Victorian, clown dolls, and foreign or silent films.


Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:34 AM

Sorry for the long absence, I've been in hospital again, but I just got discharged. I hope to be more active again. I hope everyone is having wonderful holidays and had an excellently spooky Halloween :tighthug:





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JohnnyandMe Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist
How can you be a advocate if your going in and out of hospitals? I thought you had to be stable to be one.
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
No, you don't. Where I work as a peer support worker, they understand the reality of mental illness; and that reality is that relapses happen. Particularly for illnesses with recurrent episodes like the illness I have.

You never have to be 100% well to be an advocate for hope and wellness, or to inspire others. Part of taking care of yourself and part of recovery and part of remaining recovered is accepting that you need more care when your illness is too extreme for you to deal with on your own, and requires hospitalisation.  
Dr-Eman1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
The road to recovery is wide. Great thing to be honest about your journey. Others can benefit.
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
thank you very much :)
JohnnyandMe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh I see. Can you still self harm to become a advocate?
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