Articles by Michaela Young


Symptoms

Here is a summary of the symptoms I experience on a daily basis due to my illnesses… Stress and anxiety attacks: When I am stressed or going through a difficult time- during bad days- I…


Grief: Goodbye Max, Josh and JP

Late on Wednesday night I had some devastating news. I lost my good friend Max, only in his thirties, Josh, who was just twenty three and my ex-boyfriend’s father (whom I lived with for eighteen…



Self-Harm

It had been years since I cut myself until two days ago. I now feel so ashamed of myself, full of regret and embarrassed by the thirteen wounds covering my arms. I came to Greece…




Going ‘Bang’

I’ve been anticipating it for a while now; warning others around me that I was going to crack at some point, and with my illness I call it ‘going bang,’ when it all gets too…


Panic Attacks

Sometimes it seems to come out of nowhere. You might be lying down relaxing and watching television and suddenly you become short of breath. It feels like you can’t get enough air into your lungs…


Trouble in Paradise

I didn’t want to believe it at first, but drinking alcohol really does prevent my medication from working. I am in Israel with my father; in this beautiful place experiencing the opportunity of a life…