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Being Told at 10, “If you don’t snap out of this you will be locked away”

Being Told at 10, “If you don’t snap out of this you will be locked away”

This monster inside me controls my life. I wake up every day to a constant battle. The voice is a nuisance, it’s constantly messing with my head…

That Moment You Catch Yourself Sinking Into Depression

That Moment You Catch Yourself Sinking Into Depression

The worst thing I have found about depression is the moment you catch yourself falling into a funk. Don’t suffer in silence…

8 Tips For Staying Afloat While Riding The Waves of Depression

8 Tips For Staying Afloat While Riding The Waves of Depression

I know depression will not go away overnight. But despite the storms and waves of depression there’s still that ray of light shining through…

Speaking Out About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma

Speaking Out About Dissociative Identity Disorder and Trauma

I am a survivor, and I am choosing to use my freedom of speech to tell my story and of my journey to peace. I write about the pain and…

4 Lies Depression Tells You

4 Lies Depression Tells You

The lies depression tells you – thoughts that you know are wrong and nonsensical. Here are 4 of the worst lies depression tells me…

Bipolar Disorder: What is it?

Bipolar Disorder: What is it?

Bipolar Disorder: What is it? People experience extreme ‘high’ moods and ‘low’ moods called mania and depression. A proper diagnosis is essential…

Being Dismissed Due to Ill-Health

Being Dismissed Due to Ill-Health

I was officially dismissed due to ill-health, but the universe in its infinite wisdom filled the void. I’m a work in progress, and I’m working on it…

Know Thy Limits – Stress in the Workplace

Know Thy Limits – Stress in the Workplace

We can’t evade stress in our careers or our lives. Life is stressful. We have our health and costs to manage, bills to pay, people we love to care…

Therapists listen and help, but what about THEIR mental health?

Therapists listen and help, but what about THEIR mental health?

Therapists are the forgotten victims of trauma. They suffer the grief and pain they hear from their clients. I cannot imagine their strength…

Losing My Smile

Losing My Smile

My confidence was never from within and now I take five times longer on my appearance and hide from cameras. I miss my smile…

“You’ve come so far” or Have I?

“You’ve come so far” or Have I?

People keep saying “You’ve come so far” but I still feel like I’m in the same place. How do they measure how far I’ve come? What if…

Being Alone

Being Alone

I soldier on, fighting this battle, hoping for someone to “have my back” so to speak but too afraid to ask. Being alone is hard…

Keeping Going When The Fog Descends

Keeping Going When The Fog Descends

When the fog descends I am alone. Not because no one cares, or because no one is there, or wants to help, but because I dug that hole…

I think I’m Paranoid (and complicated)

I think I’m Paranoid (and complicated)

My paranoid thoughts whisper to me. My insecurities have been pressing down on me oppressively since yesterday. I’ve been very very still today…

‘It will be alright’ – I keep on struggling

‘It will be alright’ – I keep on struggling

I keep on struggling day by day. Trying to get myself through the week as best I can. Promising myself that there is a light at the end of the…

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