Who am I?

Hi there, I’m Laura.

Having completed my Bachelors and Masters degrees, I am currently a PhD student at one of the UK’s  top universities.

I also have had “severe and enduring” mental health problems since my teenage years, which have had (and still have) a large impact on my life and the lives of those around me.

As well as studying I do art in my spare time so I have posted some of my artwork on the site. Sometimes its hard to say things in words and my art helps me communicate my feelings better sometimes.

I decided to start this blog as a way of reaching out to those who are trying to study but are faced with the difficulties that having a mental illness can cause.

I by no means claim to know everything, but I will try my best to chronicle the problems that I have faced in the past and those that I still face every day, attempt to find solutions and/or ways of coping and be a source of comfort and support for the monumental challenges that those who are trying to study and have mental illness face every day.

I am open to all questions, comments and submissions

Email me: juggleglass(at)gmail(dot)com

Twitter: @juggleglass