Jamie’s story

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

I'm 17 years old and I have mental health problems so I don't cope with changes in life very easily. Routine is especially important to me so during Covid 19 I’ve been unpredictable, paranoid, and prone to bad tempers.

I sometimes hear voices in my head telling me to do things like take my own

life or self-harm. I've had ongoing thoughts of how I wasn't wanted or loved and that no one would care if I wasn't here; that they’d be better off without me. I wasn't prepared for this big change, I am not sure any of us have been!

I consider myself one of the lucky ones as I now have a specialist I can talk to when I feel low or suicidal. I have started a diary for setting a day-to-day routine, which has given me a new

confidence. With the help and support of Beyond Limits I WILL get through this difficult time and hope you do too.

Beyond Limits are a registered charity based in rural County Durham. Our mission is to meet the short-term need for emergency aid and longer-term need for social inclusion for some of the most disadvantaged people from our local community and primarily the Wear Valley.


Email: beyondlimitscharity@gmail.com

Call: 07915 920579

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