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    Weʼve raised £708 to show my support to those living with a mental illness

    Funded on Monday, 13th May 2019

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    The last four years has shown me how love and support can be a piece of the puzzle in the recovery process for those living with a mental illness. I have watched my sister/best friend suffer with complex psychosis, and have witnessed the difference the tiniest bit of love can change a bad day into a slightly better day.

    "Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. This might involve hallucinations or delusions." (NHS)

    In 2014 my sister, Jerrika, was diagnosed with psychosis and was admitted to an adolescent psychiatric ward at the age of 16. 8 months later she was discharged on a very strong and life threatening anti-psychotic medication. Sadly her body rejected the medication and consequently the drug was withdrawn. Jerrika went on to try a further 4 medications which had no effect. Over the next 2 years her condition slowly deteriorated and she was diagnosed with Complex Drug Resistant Psychosis. We battled to get her the help that she so desperately needed in order for her to survive, as she was at high risk of taking her own life. When you think of a 'normal' 19 year old, you imagine someone to be working, travelling, attending uni, or just finding their way in the world; Jerrika was just trying to find a way to live through each day. Jerrika has recently been admitted to the National Psychosis unit; no days are easy, however we will all carry on to believe that there is hope in her recovery.

    My chosen charity Tonic, helps people such as Jerrika find their feet and supports them through the using art and music. Everyone involved within the charity have witnessed the pain mental illness can cause, and therefore are doing their bit supporting those who live with the horrible effects that mental illness can cause. If you want to do your little bit, please fell free to donate, as i will be jumping out of a plane. (Although this thought scares me, i'm and sure it is not as daunting as living with a mental illness). And please if you can't donate, please go volunteer at your local psychiatric hospital; read poem, play a game, or just have a chat to inpatients, by doing this you can make a difference and this will be a piece of the puzzle in their recovery.

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      41

      • Louisa Chandler

        Louisa Chandler

        Apr 22, 2019

        Well Done Casey! Xx

        £20.00

      • The Valentines

        The Valentines

        Apr 22, 2019

        Great video, great cause ! Getting you so much nearer...

        £50.00

      • Simon & Ali

        Simon & Ali

        Apr 22, 2019

        Wowzer!Amazing jump and great cause

        £40.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Apr 20, 2019

        Good luck Casey

        £10.00

      • Martine Walling

        Martine Walling

        Apr 20, 2019

        Dearest Casey, you make us all so proud. Much love Martine Mark Tally and Zara xx

        £30.00

      • Kerry White

        Kerry White

        Apr 18, 2019

        You are a wonderful person, doing amazing things. I'm so proud to be your Auntie and I love you very much xxxx

        £20.00

      • Liz Summers

        Liz Summers

        Apr 8, 2019

        Good luck!!! Lots of love from Liz, Craig, Lily, Grace and Alice xxxx

        £20.00

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