Tag: depression

Mental Health & The Right To Bear Arms

*This is a flashback Friday Post from my old blog, first published 17th Feb 2017* The topic of mental health and the right to own a firearm has come up a bit recently, there have been a few deep conversations on Twitter and I…

The Crack in the Ice

I feel sick. Nauseous and shaky. It feels like medication withdrawal but it’s not, it’s just anxiety, or possibly the ice cream I shoved mercilessly into my poor lactose intolerant body last night due to… well, anxiety. Fucking Anxiety. I have been skating on…

Liebster Award Nomination 2018

I’d like to thank the wonderful Kat from familyfurore.com for passing this award over to me. Kat hosts a powerful mental health blog in which she shares her personal experiences in raising her amazing teenage daughter Jessie who has bipolar disorder, PTSD and anxiety. Kat is…

The Sins of Their Mother

Wednesday was the closest I have come to killing myself since April last year. I have been falling for a while but only recently found myself completely consumed by depression once more. I have been teetering in and out of intensely suicidal thoughts for…

Grumplestiltskin

Words are running through my head like a freight train but I haven’t had any time to jot them all down properly, I think I currently have around six open word documents containing half-finished but now long forgotten blog posts which were paused at…

It’s My Birthday & I’ll Cry if I Want To

All I can think about right now is death, specifically my death and how intensely I am yearning for it. Christmas eve which we celebrate with hubby’s family and Christmas Day with mine both went well, I hosted for over 20 people and managed…

Birth Of A New Brain – A Book Review

  I have been promising the wonderful author Dyane Harwood a review for her excellent memoir ‘Birth Of A New Brain’ for weeks now. Dyane and I started chatting on Twitter and she was kind enough to send me a copy of her book. The…

The Season Of Now

I found this in the “notes” on my phone, I wrote it half a year ago when it was winter and I felt depression creeping back, most of my readers are northern hemisphere dwellers so it may be more relatable for you guys now…

Cliff Notes

I went back here today: As I pull into the empty dirt car park memories flood my mind, I push the park brake, take a deep breath and open the door. Last time I was here it was cold, now it’s already 30 degrees…

Postnatal Depression

Memories have a way of revealing themselves to you slowly, but sometimes things you thought you understood turned out to be surface level and when they suddenly reveal themselves in all their glory it feels like someone has plunged a knife straight through your…

Coming Of Age

I watched a documentary yesterday and there was a guy on it who was suffering from ‘delusions’ who was convinced he was going to die on or before his 18th birthday because the voices told him he would. He had tried to kill himself…

When Your Inner Voice Is Trying To Kill You

I always tell people to ‘trust their gut’ when they are making decisions, generally it is a statement I wholeheartedly agree with, but when I am unwell I can’t tell if my gut instinct is trying to keep me safe anymore, or if it…

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