I can't say that the last few years have been fun on this particular day. One way or another I've managed to spoil what should be a lovely family day. It's often been my own ridiculously high expectations, of a day that will somehow not be filled with me thinking of my mum, which is… Continue reading And here we are again… Mother’s Day 2019
Tomorrow will be the last of my 7 weeks of group DBT, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy. Unfortunately I've been ill for 3 of them but have managed to catch up with help from my new nurse. During that time I have also been told my psychiatrist has left. So since Christmas I have lost my CPN… Continue reading My final DBT
I have to remember on nights like today how far I’ve come. It’s hard because today I had a lot of things to do, a lot of places to be and lots of people to meet and I was overwhelmed from the moment I woke up. Instead of clearing my head, prioritising those things that… Continue reading Relapse of worry
I made it, I can't tell you yet that I enjoyed it or that I got anything out of it, but I did it. I came home actually feeling less positive and more helpless. I spent the whole group trying to answer questions in the right way, because it's a group. I don't want to… Continue reading Group therapy: week 1
As we undoubtably approach the Christmas period, it's the time people chaotically begin shopping for gifts, but following that time comes the judgement. As a child, having my birthday in December, meant that I would wait all year for everything I wanted. Following Easter, I would start my list of things I'd love. From April… Continue reading Gifts, why do we need to judge?
This piece of paper was what I was given as I left the psychiatrists appointment room that day in January this year, feeling deflated, suicidal, defeated, crushed & unable to pick myself up. I felt my life was over. When I finally went back to my GP 3 years ago I knew my mental health… Continue reading Becoming a chameleon
Men struggle with mental health issues. Does that surprise you? It’s something that always seems to come as a bit of a surprise or even a shock to people I talk to – usually people who have little to no experience with mental health. Even today in 2018, conditions such as depression, anxiety, anorexia and… Continue reading The Hidden Truth – Mental Health and Men – Guest blog by Alex Davies
After 10 weeks my eardrum should have healed, but has it? No! It did seem to be getting better, but somehow over the last couple of weeks it's become infected again & now it feels like the whole process is starting again, and my anxiety just makes that worse. I put off going back to… Continue reading Should my physical or mental health come first?
Being the eldest of 3 girls I never gave it any thought, but my mum must have had a tough job. As I approach it now with only 2 girls, I wish I had her reassurance & support in telling me their behaviour is normal, but also her resilience. Two weeks ago I referred my… Continue reading Parenting sisters & brave enough to ask for help!
I try hard to be non- judgemental. To be honest I always thought I was, but I'm not & I'm sure if we were all honest there are few of us that are. If the world was as full of half the people who insist on the lack of judgement about others then we'd live… Continue reading Trying to be non-judgemental is hard, saying “I never judge anyone” is rarely true but it doesn’t stop you having an opinion! & you need to think about it before you say iti