Self Honesty

Honesty. A subject I harp on about often. I like to think I am an honest, upfront individual and that this is reciprocated by the people around me. Mutual respect - if I'm honest and open with you, then I should expect the same in return. However, there is something that evades me - self [...]

A letter about Depression: Shutting down and Disappearing

To my family and friends: I'm sorry I disappear. Sometimes I disappear physically; not bothering to keep in touch and sometimes emotionally; I shut down to cope with being unwell. I do this to an extent to protect myself. I don't want to be judged or rejected for who I am. Unpredictable tendencies have shrouded [...]

A Response to BBC Panorama – A Prescription For Murder

The reporting of anti depressants was shameful in this programme. This show was only about scaremongering and hysteria surrounding medication and mental illness. It's harmful towards people with mental health problems. The programme will increase the stigma of mental illness and taking medications, which is already a problem for so many sufferers. The damage caused [...]

Surviving a Festival whilst Living with a Mental Health Problem

I love music festivals. To me, a good festival is other worldly, where you can get lost in the music and the atmosphere. With a mental health condition though, the very idea of attending can feel overwhelming, and a daunting task. I've put together a survival list that should not only allow you to cope, [...]

101 Things No one Tells You About Severe Depression

  Depression is not glamorous. Depression is not fashionable. Depression and suicide should never be romanticised. Depression can be inflicted upon you when you're at your most happiest and content. Depression is chaotic. Depression is full of frustration. Depression is confusing and bewildering. Depression is complicated and different for everyone. Depression is illogical. Depression is [...]