This time last year I had finally completed my CBT and counselling. It was a great day, hugely proud of myself and the following 12 months have been one hell of a journey. For a few months after I had finished my therapy I was still having some issues with anixety. My depression and PTSD … Continue reading This Time Last Year
On the last 3 or 4 phones I have owned I had a 'sleeping songs' playlist. I first created the playlist when I got my very first iPhone back when I was around 17 years old. The playlist was created mainly because I was severely depressed. It was filled with emotional, slow songs that could … Continue reading Sleeping Songs – Depression Playlist
My relationship with alcohol has been a bit of a whirlwind. I’ve had many good times whilst drinking or being absolutely off my tits, but I’ve also had plenty of bad times whilst drinking or being absolutely off my tits. I remember my first taste of alcohol. I was 13 and one of my school … Continue reading My Relationship With Alcohol
It's getting closer and closer to the end of 2018 and what a year it has been. It's the first year in a while where there has been more ups than downs but it has been a roller coaster adventure. I've had a tough couple of months with my anxiety. It's been a real shitter … Continue reading Farewell 2018!
I never wanted to go on antidepressants. When I was about 18 years old I had a few friends and family members suggest that I try them but I refused. I knew I was struggling but the thought of taking a tablet everyday just to try to make me happy didn't sit right with me. I … Continue reading Admitting Defeat – Antidepressants
I've been single now for a fair few years. Looking back, my previous relationship was pretty much a train wreck. After I broke up with him (This was probably our 3rd break up) I knew that I wasn't ever getting back into a relationship with him again. I was well and truly done with all … Continue reading Conquering My Fear Of Loneliness
My last major mental breakdown was May last year. For months afterwards I was on self-destruct mode. When it came to alcohol, drugs and nights out I couldn't say no. By November I was mid way through my one to one counselling sessions which were mainly focusing on my PTSD and anxiety. At this point … Continue reading Getting Signed Off Work Due To My Mental Health