The most important part of managing my mental health is the time I give myself to re-charge. This has been really difficult for me in the past as I’ve literally had to force myself to stop everything I am planning to take care of myself meaning I’ve missed out on birthday parties, work, family events
Sertraline is a medication used to treat anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD. I came off Citalopram and put on to Sertraline when I started to feel worse on Citalopram than off it. It took around 4-6 weeks to kick in and oh boy has it made such a hugely positive difference.
I am back at work. It’s been about a month since I was last here and my goodness does it feel good to be back. I’ve been SO bored away from this place, but it was important for my health to take the time off. Mentally I am feeling so much better, the Sertraline has
Ever since I started talking about my depression and anxiety I’ve had people saying they can relate. I like that, I like that I am not alone and that they aren’t alone either. What I don’t like is that everyone seems to think they know exactly how I’m feeling, what I’m going through and when
Mental illnesses are difficult for the people suffering with them, but often people forget about the people actually supporting them. Watching your partner, parents or friends go through something so difficult can be horrible, especially if you don’t know how to help them. I thought after my post about maintaining a relationship with a mental
Being a sufferer and being a victim are different things. Suffering is being affected by an illness or experiencing something bad or unpleasant. A Victim is a person who has been harmed physically or mentally. I am a sufferer of a mental illness, but I am not it’s victim and I refuse to continue letting
As I have been spending a lot of time cooped up in my flat and avoiding contact with anyone going back to work and socialising has become an unexpected adjustment process, and an exhausting one at that. Everything becomes that little bit harder to get back in to the longer you’ve been away from it.
Depression is a funny illness because so many people have it, but don’t talk about it. I do not intend to be one of these people. I am currently suffering with depression. There is no shame in admitting the truth, Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there, I can almost guarantee