depression

It’s all about the BPD baby…

EDIT – I have since had this diagnosis retracted, and have a combined Autism  and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder diagnosis with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’m leaving this post up as I felt like this at the time. It is also very common for women with ASC/ADHD/c-PTSD to get misdiagnosed with BPD.    Before Read more

The Black Dog Cometh

The black dog cometh, stalking me in the night Ears pricked, nose keen, following the trail, His paws pad the floor softly, keeping me in sight He follows close, never leaving, he will never fail To keep near me, he closes in, waiting to pounce, Crouched in shadows, bearing teeth, eyes flash, He strikes silently, Read more

I should be dead…

      TRIGGER WARNING – Contains details of suicidal thought and intent, and self-harm.   On Monday 10th August 2015, I made the decision to end my life. I had been falling into the downward spiral of depression for a few days, my mood gradually deteriorating, coming to a dangerous head on that day. Read more

Journey

There was once a man who was walking with a heavy heart. He didn’t know where his final destination lay, all he knew was he just had to keep walking. The way was long and treacherous, yet the man kept walking until he came to a forest.   The trees were tall and plentiful. The Read more

Depression: Child Friendly?

There are many things in life which are tested for their “child friendliness”. From pubs to hotels, theme parks to holidays, all parents want to know in advance whether their children will be well catered for and will have a good, safe time. There’s one area which hasn’t been investigated though, how “child friendly” certain Read more

Explaining Depression to Children

As I am sure you are aware, one in three people have a (diagnosable) mental health condition. I add the word diagnosable as everyone has some sort of mental idiosyncrasy which doesn’t fit in with the “norm”, be it a phobia of spiders, having to wash the dishes in a particular order or always wanting Read more

HUMANS

“Modern humans (Homo sapiens or Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.” Quote from Wikipedia The above is a scientifically accurate Read more

Hidden

 “You’re doing well” they say, if only they knew the truth. How my quest to hide from conflict, my need to save others from hurt, mean my pain hides inside. My despair, an invisible noose around my neck. My anxiety forever knots my stomach. My tears only come in the safety of darkness, when I Read more