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
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!
Well I've had a roller coaster week or so! The weekend of the 22nd i managed to have a Skype video call with my best friend L back home and it made my weekend. It was so good to see him and speak to him at the same time. We spoke as though we were … Continue reading What A Week!
I've been in Australia now for just over 2 weeks and even in that short period of time I've learnt some interesting and slightly eye opening things about myself. Value. When you suffer from a mental illness it can be hard to realise your self worth. My depression led me to believe that I am … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt Since Moving To Australia
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 suffered with panic attacks for as long as I can remember but it's only in the past couple of years I've actually realised that those random moments of fear and dread are in fact panic attacks. The first panic attack that I can remember was from maybe 4 or 5 years ago. I was … Continue reading Panic Attacks Are A B**ch