I learnt today, through social media that mental health blogger, Claire Greaves passed away. I don’t know exactly the day she passed away, but Mind announced it in a tweet on 1st March 2018 and I have seen someone else announce their sadness of knowing her passing on the 28th February 2018.
I have never met Claire Greaves, but I was a follower of her blog for some time at, “Mental Illness Talk.” Claire Greaves has battled with mental ill health for many years, battling with anorexia and personality disorder and through her blog, Claire shared her experiences with her illness to spread awareness and understanding, to reduce stigma surrounding mental health.
She was also a campaigner for Mind and contributor to the #DearStranger book. Her last blog post was 8th May 2017, at a scary moment in her life. I always kept following this blog in hope of seeing another post where Claire would have been seen beating her horrid illness. But sadly, after learning, it was never meant to be.
My condolences are with the family at this sad and difficult time.
R.I.P. Claire Greaves x