TW : This post can be triggering. I do not really know how I am feeling at the moment. I have gone back to work after being off for the entire period of 2018. (Literally!!) Was I ready?....No Was it necessary?....YES!! Thoughts I have had since being back at work; Wanting to self harm. Thinking … Continue reading Returning to Work following sick leave
I am only 27 years old (or young!) and I have lived through Emotional Abuse and Bullying Physical Abuse and Bullying Self Harm Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Disorders Suicidal Thoughts Loss of a Parent Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anxiety Depression And you know what? I am still here!! Mental Illness is a difficult, harsh and life … Continue reading I am only 27….
As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I had an idea to write a letter each day to a person, or group of people that have had an impact on my own personal health. The first portion of the month has been delayed, however I hope that I will catch up and there will be … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Letters – 2nd May 2018 – TW
Well there are several ways to word this question but the basic question that is really one of the worst you can ask me is; "What has caused your anxiety/depression?" At this point my head is saying While there are several incidents, issues, triggers and events that have led to my current situation, the simple … Continue reading One of the worst questions you can ask me….
I have been forcing myself into certain situations this week. Scary times but this week my accomplishments include; Going to the Doctors, Meeting up with my Sister who I haven't seen in about a year, Going to the Dentist for the first time in 5-8 years, Gone to the shop during the day, Rang for some … Continue reading Self Care Developments of the week
So having spent the last two days in the bed I have got myself up and retreated to the sofa to watch tv with my pooch and wife. So I have not left the house but it is cold and the effort to get dressed is too much. I have been thinking about my Sertraline, … Continue reading Sertraline oh Sertraline….
After a few months of silence here I am, although I have been slapped in the face with a 'bad mental health day'. Now I cannot go into the reasons for this but I woke up this morning after a night of tossing, turning and very strange dreams. Anxiety and depression have come and hit … Continue reading Today is a bad mental health day….
Find my Published Article on The Mighty @ https://themighty.com/2017/08/advice-tips-starting-college-university-mental-illness-depression-anxiety/ “What’s that? Anxiety? Depression? Oh, I had that and I know loads of people that have it too — you’ll be fine!” Ugh. Yes, anxiety and depression is becoming more commonplace, perhaps because they are being talked about more, better diagnosed and less stigmatized. Although, stigma … Continue reading 8 Pieces of Advice for Anyone Starting College With a Mental Illness