When things got to a certain point in my marriage, they started getting even tougher. Nobody warned me that leaving and choosing my life would be the first step. I thought healing and getting over a break up would be the second hurdle. What I was not prepared for, was speaking up and telling my… Continue reading Being Scared to talk about abuse
Have you ever heard? "I never said that""You're imagining things""I didn't do that""You are being paranoid""I always make an effort, you just never bother" "You're imagining things""I was just joking""You twist things""That never happened""You need help" Sounding familiar? Gaslighting is a term that seems to appear quite often now, compared to 5 years ago. It… Continue reading “I never said that!!” – What is Gaslighting?
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