I’ve taken myself out of the house this morning for a change. I spend way too much time just hanging around the house on my own and it can’t be healthy for me or good for my generally fragile mindset. So, I’ve come to Starbucks in town. I figured it’s as good a place as… Read More Back 2 Skool
Apologies for the lack of blog posts over the past week. I’ve kind of gone from posting 5 days a week to posting absolutely nothing. It has been a particularly trying week though this week. My partner had to be admitted to hospital for yet another operation on Tuesday so my focus has really been… Read More Making progress, slowly.
A bit of a strange day today. I’m feeling somewhat sleep deprived I think. I guess that serves me right for staying up to a ridiculous hour, (1:00am) to listen to a radio show and then having to get up at the crack of dawn to play chauffeur to my partner because I happened to… Read More Strange. Ridiculous. Unbearable.
With Mental Health Awareness Week drawing to a close in the UK I thought I would round off this week of blogging by putting to rights some of the most common misconceptions that surround those who suffer with depression and other mental illnesses. 1. We are just feeling sad or sorry for ourselves So this… Read More Debunking the misconceptions
When I think back and try to work out why I’ve ended up suffering with the illness that I do – and how, at the ripe old age of 38 I’ve ended up signed off from work long-term and dosed up on a cocktail of anti-depressants and anti-psychotics just to keep me unscathed and alive… Read More The first time I considered taking my own life
Hi. My name’s Chris and I suffer with a mental illness. I don’t know for sure what that illness is at the moment despite numerous assessments and combinations of meds from healthcare professionals, but I do know it can be an absolute pain to live with on a daily basis. Both for me and the… Read More First things first