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Choosing to stop hiding my depression — let’s talk

Choosing to stop hiding my depression — let’s talk

It’s hard, but I’m going to stop hiding my depression. I’m going to talk with you lovely people, rather than apologising or hiding myself away in fear…

Why I Stopped Keeping My Experience With Mental Health To Myself

Why I Stopped Keeping My Experience With Mental Health To Myself

“Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the family dinner and the grocery run. Take care of yourself…

Like Clockwork The Silent Torment Returns

Like Clockwork The Silent Torment Returns

Blind to the plain sight of pain inflicted within, the silent torment stops the smile that could grow. Instead it forces me into my bed and backs me into the…

The Importance of Listening

The Importance of Listening

It is vital that people with depression are made to feel valued by their nearest and dearest. Please listen and show that you care…

Earn and Save: How the things around your house can earn you money

Earn and Save: How the things around your house can earn you money

Financial stress often contributes to mental ill health. We can’t resolve that but here’s a new way to earn & save on things you own that we hope is…

The stories our bodies tell. The stories we wear

The stories our bodies tell. The stories we wear

The stories our bodies tell, the stories we wear, remind us of who we were and tell of who we are now. Whilst our stories are there, they are not…

Learning Survival Skills Through Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Learning Survival Skills Through Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

DBT taught me survival skills for triggering situations. This assisted me with my self harm urges, suicidal thoughts and times when I heard voices…

Football Offered Me a Lifeline — Achieving my Dream

Football Offered Me a Lifeline — Achieving my Dream

Don’t ever underestimate the power of sport. It offered me a lifeline when I was under the full grip of depression and to this day, it continues to be…

The 12 Month Anniversary of my Diagnosis — A Year in the Making

The 12 Month Anniversary of my Diagnosis — A Year in the Making

It was a scary place to be, not wanting to be here! But now it’s the 12 month anniversary of my diagnosis, the battle gets easier…

My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

My Mental Illness Does Not Disqualify Me From A Career

I can keep a steady job but my mental health really can disrupt my work. I wish I could have time off, but I’m scared my illnesses would be…

The 3 questions people who struggle with self-harm don’t want you to ask

The 3 questions people who struggle with self-harm don’t want you to ask

People who struggle with self-harm really don’t want to be asked these questions. Instead, just ask if they’re OK, and then take it from there…

What Does Depression Really Feel Like

What Does Depression Really Feel Like

Depression is one of the most unbearable things I have ever had to deal with in my life. It is the WORST feeling in the world, and I wouldn’t…

Could this be an end to the antidepressant lottery?

Could this be an end to the antidepressant lottery?

You try one antidepressant that doesn’t work, then another, and another, always searching for the correct medication. But that could be about to end…

Self-harm and I: A recovery journey

Self-harm and I: A recovery journey

I feared that my addiction to pain would cost me my life. Now I am almost three months clean from self-harm. If I can do it, anyone can…

How To Not Care What People Think

How To Not Care What People Think

It’s hard not to care about what people think. Here are my methods for not letting others’ opinions get to me. They may help you too…

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