Last year my partner, John, had a major depressive episode. It had been building for months but I put it down to his shift work, tiredness, grieving over his dad and other family issues. Unfortunately it came out as anger, and seeing as I was the closest one to him, I bore the brunt of … Continue reading How to help a partner with depression
Warning: contains triggers This week (1st - 7th May) is the UK's first Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, and is being led by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. This is such a great initiative, I honestly don't know one single mum who hasn't experienced some kind of change in their mental health after having a … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week and My Post Natal Anxiety
For years being anxious was the absolute bane of my life. It was like having a really annoying gatecrasher turn up to completely ruin your party. At times it was soul destroying, frightening and lonely. On my dark days when I would have continuous panic attacks I thought I was losing my mind or that … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Love Anxiety
I joined Facebook in 2009 and, like most people, became instantly hooked. What was this shiny new blue wonderland to explore? Do you mean to say I can spy on people and pass judgment without them knowing? And what the hell is poking? I quickly began adding friends and searching for people I hadn't seen … Continue reading Is Facebook as addictive and dangerous as a drug?