Emerging Blogger Series: Saro

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It’s also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community.

This post is by Saro of My Life with Dementia and Bipolar Disorder.


The Face!

Walking down the corridor and then stop to look into the mirror on the wall. Mirror mirror who is the fairest of them all? Or should I say… what face does the world see today.

Up with the finger, push up left side of mouth, finished. Again, up with the finger, push up the right side of the mouth, finished. Smile grotesque in the mirror. Now the eyes, what to do about the eyes. They are dull, unhappy. What to do about the eyes?

Maybe it is in the heart and in the brain. How to mend the heart that bleeds all this sadness, words and feelings onto unknown ground. Ground harsh and unyielding.

Hi, how are you? I’m fine thank you, says the parrot.

A year and a half ago, I had two strokes and were diagnosed with vascular dementia. It was the most horrible thing that happened to me. I just couldn’t see the light. Two months ago I woke up one morning and decided what the hell, I’m still alive. As my cognitive impairment is already considerable, there might be a lot of grammar and spelling mistakes. This is a journal and a journey. Doing a draft, leave me with no clue as to what I wanted to write. Thank you for joining me on this venture.

You can find Saro on her blog My Life with Dementia and Bipolar Disorder.


Thanks so much Saro for participating in the emerging blogger series!

You can find a listing of all of the posts in the series here.

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Are you the next emerging blogger?

Do you blog primarily about mental health?  Are you looking to connect with more of the mental health blogging community?

Once or twice a week I’ll publish emerging blogger mental health-related guest post(s) by bloggers who are early on in blogging evolution, with priority given to those whose blog has less than 50 WordPress followers.  The focus is on community-building rather than just a one-off guest post, and I’m looking for personal rather than commercial blogs.

If you’re interested, email me at mentalhealthathome (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know the topic you’d like to write about and your blog name/URL.


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