Welcome to another myth busting Monday! We made it! I actually kept a series going for longer than 1 post! (even if I missed a few Mondays - oops!) Today’s myth is ‘you have nothing to be sad about.’ And like the last myth, ‘you seem okay,’ this one has also made me feel a … Continue reading Myth Busting Mondays #2 – ‘you have nothing to be sad about’
I wanted to start a new series where I talk about some of the common misconceptions around mental illness, in particular anxiety and depression, as these are what I have experience with. I decided to not continue my last series, as I wasn’t completely happy with the content or message of the series. But I … Continue reading Myth Busting Mondays #1 – ‘You Seem Okay’
It's been a while since I have posted. I'm sorry. I've had a cold, and bla bla bla, you don't need to hear excuses! I just haven't written. But I have been reading. I finished a book! This might not seem that exciting but I've written before that my depression and anxiety have made it … Continue reading The importance of mental health in literature and film
Taking care of ourselves seems like such an obvious way to improve our wellbeing but so often we neglect self-care. When the voice in our heads tell us that we are not worthy of being taken care of it can become difficult to find the motivation to do the things that will be good for … Continue reading Self-Care
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
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.
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