An Introduction

Welcome To A Jackals Voice. The intention of this blog is to be an outlet for myself and others on topics that are not generally discussed...

Links

On this page, I will try to provide some external links to useful sites and services that I would personally recommend. I will be updating this page frequently so be sure to check back from time to time.

The Mighty https://themighty.com/

This site has a multitude of different articles based on Mental Health, Disabilities and Disease. Recently they have posted a couple of articles and videos that have really connected to me on a personal level which can be found on my Facebook and Twitter pages. You do not have to subscribe to them to access the site's content but I would recommend it.
The videos I have seen give a more personal view into what it can be like to suffer from Anxiety and other conditions. Please have a look around and I'm sure you will find something for yourself. They are open to the submission of stories and ideas too so it could be a great place to get your stories out there for other people.

Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk

This organization is an advocate for change in the UK. They aim to health reduce the social stigma within society in order to create an environment where people with Mental Illness are able to live alongside everyone else. They also raise money to go into research and to look at prevention rather than cure. As with any form of illness prevention is always the preferable option.
Their website has videos and articles about mental health. They also have a twitter page which I follow. Feel free to download their Manifesto. There are many different things that they aim to do and potential support they can offer.

PeerChat:
http://peerchat.freeforums.net/

This website was created by Elliot VC. It is a friendly environment where everyone is welcome. All manner of topics are discussed from Mental Health to gaming and jokes. It's still quite a new site but I would very much like to see it grow. Everyone is very supportive and it is a great place to get advice. Membership is free, I've been a member for some time now, and it is well worth checking out.

Time to Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

This website is pushing for an end to social discrimination. It's all about Mental health and a lot of the articles they publish are made by ordinary people like you or me. Working to change opinions about Mental Health by talking openly is their main aim right now, by changing attitudes and just getting people to speak out for a change.

The Dystonia Society: http://www.dystonia.org.uk/index.php

This site is all about Dystonia and it's various types. I've spent quite a lot of time browsing through the pages. It's a rather unpleasant but interesting ailment. The site calls for support to help suffers from all walks of life, as anyone can develop Dystonia, all be it very unlikely. Dystonia is difficult to diagnose, as it is can be the result of another ailment, but it is fully capable of being a solitary condition.

Funtion Neurological Disorder (FND) Hope:  https://fndhope.org

This site details the signs and symptoms of FND disorders along with resources for sufferers. They are a registered charity and accept donations from those that would like to help. The site details how difficult it is to diagnose such a disorder, as symptoms can often be misunderstood or misread by doctors.