It starts out like any other day. You wake up, hopeful today will be better than yesterday but worried about what your mind will do. Today getting up was easy. A good sign, maybe today will be a good day. Breakfast, shower, brush teeth. Make up, clothes, comb hair. Maybe today will be a good … Continue reading A Good Day
I wanted to do a post about anti-depressants because I feel like there are a lot of misconceptions about taking medication for depression. Before I go into this I just want to start with a little disclaimer. This is my experience with medication, I’m not a doctor, or psychologist, and I don’t know you, so … Continue reading Myths About Anti-Depressants
Dear prospective employers, I wanted to write this letter to say to you that I am not who I am in an interview. You see my outer shell, my anxiety, but I am so much more than that. I wanted to tell you something that you probably already guessed at – interviews are so difficult … Continue reading An Open Letter to Employers: Anxiety
My feelings are like water sloshing inside my body, red, blue, green. Stirred up by depression, creating a murky mess, confused. Solidified by anxiety, creating pressure inside, breathless. Disguised by medication, creating a false happy, numbed. Slosh Slosh Slosh Try and separate me now.
It took a plummet into darkness to realise that there are so many lights to guide my way - you just can’t see them in the day
I remember my first doctor’s appointment to discuss anti-depressants very clearly. I was so so anxious. Thoughts about medication being the easy way out and worries about the crazy side effects I had seen on Google were running through my mind. ‘Hi I’m here for a doctors appointment with Dr ****’ After finding me on … Continue reading Mental Illness and Stigma