Croeso/Welcome to Picture The Positive!

Hello, and welcome to Picture The Positive! My name is Laura Kilvington, and I’m a 20 something writer and mum of three boys, living in Cardiff, Wales.  I have always struggled with my Mental Health and after years of silently suffering, I was finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2017. After my diagnosis, I needed something to focus on and keep me going,  so I decided to start a blog to spearhead my recovery.

So, why Picture The Positive?

Social Media is a fantastic tool that connects you to people and places all over the world, but social media isn’t always a reflection of real life. I was so sick of seeing everything so picture perfect on my news feed, so I decided to Picture The Positive instead! Picture The Positive is a personal blog that delves into my ups and downs and everything in between as I fight my way through mental illness recovery. Through this journey, I’ve also become incredibly passionate about Mental Health Awareness and campaigning for better treatment and I’m determined to continue to raise awareness through writing and sharing my experiences.

Although this blog focuses on mental health, it’s not just about mental health. I write and about anything and everything, and I love writing about people I meet and the places I go. I also have a passion for photography, and though I’m no expert I still enjoy taking lots of pictures. You can see some of my photography here.

Whatever it was that brought you here, I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much I enjoy writing it.