My Boyfriend Broke Up With Me Because Of My Bipolar Disorder

My Boyfriend Broke Up With Me Because Of My Bipolar Disorder

Illustration by Danger Doodles. My boyfriend broke up with me because of my bipolar disorder. Read that again. Nope, you didn’t read it wrong. That’s the truth. I won’t pretend there weren’t a load of other reasons mixed in but they all linked back to mental health. I cried for hours every single day for […]

What it’s really like to suffer from Bipolar Disorder: Depression.

What it's really like to suffer from Bipolar Disorder: Depression.

In April 2020 I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. If I’m honest, I’d known for about a year and a few doctors had told me this was probably the case, but only a psychiatrist can officially give a diagnosis and this can take years. Bipolar disorder is a serious mental illness which affects about 1% […]

A is for…

On the 22nd May 2019 I was 14 weeks pregnant but unlike this time in my last pregnancy, I wasn’t excited. Rewind 12 weeks, and you’d have found me sobbing uncontrollably on my landing after witnessing one line turn into two. I was only about 2-3 weeks pregnant, but I saw my the life I’d […]

Freelance Heroes Day 2019: My takeaways.

Freelance Heroes Day 2019

At the end of May, I was completely honoured to be invited to speak at Freelance Heroes Day in Wolverhampton. When I started out in my freelance journey, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. To be honest, I’m not sure anyone does. You might think you know what you’re doing, but there […]

“I’ve got to save myself!”

Isn’t it funny how hypothetical situations work? It’s so easy to have an opinion when you aren’t staring the reality of it in the face. It’s easy to say “I’d never do that” or “Of course I’d do that”. But really, I don’t think anyone knows what they would do in a situation until they […]

24 Things I Have Learnt In My 24 Months In Business

24 months. That’s two whole years. Two years of Lunax. Actually, that might be a teeny tiny lie. Although I’ve been doing this for 24 months, ‘Lunax’ wasn’t created until a couple of months in. In fact, I started my business journey freelancing as ‘Francesca Irving – Marketing’ (creative, I know) on-the-side of my regular […]

Mental Health: Let’s keep the conversation going!

mental health

Last week, I lost a friend and colleague to suicide. It’s not my story to tell. But the wider story is one that needs to be told. Rewind a few years and mental health wasn’t something many people understood. It was either a taboo – something to be kept hush hush. Or it conjured images […]