After two years of my first identified episode of ‘depression’ I’ve come to the realisation that I have merely been bobbing along through life, but (and it’s a big but) I haven’t sank. I have been staying afloat, on the surface I am fine but underneath I am panicking – similar to a swan on … More Your Mental Illness Does Not Define You
I worry way too much, all the time, about everything and it drives me insane. I worry about worrying, and I worry that I’m not worrying. I wish I had a switch to disable my mind, but unfortunately I have to bear with it and instead try and change my thoughts. Sometimes I think my … More Commit to your Mental Health
I really love this video. I love it because it can be understood by anyone – even those who have never had or loved someone with depression. Take 5 minutes to watch this, trust me it really is great. …and if you do know someone with depression and need a little advice on how to … More I had a Black Dog, his Name was Depression
If you’re If you’re walking down the pavement and you see £1 on the floor, what do you do? You pick it up! Is it going to buy you a meal? Nope. A new car? No way. A trip around the world? Definitely not. But it counts. You know £1 counts, you know that by saving up … More Little Things Can Make a Huge Difference
I’ve been thinking a lot recently and I’ve realised that sometimes it’s actually healthy to hate your life… The other night I didn’t know why I was crying so I picked up my journal and decided to write down what I want from life. Instead I filled four pages full of sentences all starting with, … More Is It Sometimes Healthy to Hate Your Life?
“Life”, what exactly does life mean? It’s what you’re born with. You exist in it every day. All year, every year. It is what you have until you are dead…it is your only job you are completely trusted with on this plant and you are responsible for it. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? I … More Fight for Your Life
Today I’ve realised that people with mental disorders worry a lot about stigmas. We worry that someone may treat us differently just because our mind works differently to what’s suggested as ‘normal’; and because of this people are scared to talk. I want to focus on the sunny side of my blog and make you … More #WorldMentalHealthDay – 22 Things about me that have Nothing to do with my Depression
Have you heard about the spoon theory? Ever since my friend linked me to it about a year ago, I think about spoons all the time, strange I know but stick with me! In short, extremely short, spoons are a metaphor for units of energy. When you have depression or another illness or disability, unit … More Spoons?
Change is scary. I think it is scary for everyone, depressed or not. Whether it’s a change of schools, beginning of a new relationship or a new job, we all prefer to stick to what we know because it’s familiar and involves little risk. When we know what to expect, we feel safe. I remember … More Depression is like Having The Sun Rise
I once felt like a cup of water…stay with me…a cup that’s not half empty, but half spilled. Spilt and broken all over through floor with anger and pain and then I’ve been stood on and kicked across the room, but more recently I feel like a cup half full. Today I came to a … More Hang on