Coping With Happiness

I’m happy. I mean, on occasion I am so ridiculously happy I can’t actually handle it. Recently I’ve been so happy I’ve cried. I’d like to point out that depression isn’t about being unhappy. I still suffer from depression and anxiety, despite being a happy person now. Being happy is …

The Real Problem With Suicide

Last Saturday was suicide prevention day. Or suicide prevention week. Or suicide prevention month. Depending on the website. It goes without saying that for some people every day is suicide prevention day as they try and deal with their mental health problems. Last week there was no post becau se …

Anxious Mum

I suffer from a few mental health problems that I have tackled well over the years. Once I was a very sick young woman but now I’m much more stable, much happier. Much better. But not perfect. No one ever is going to be 100% mentally or physically healthy and …

A Cup Of Tea In The Middle Of The Night

I’m still awake. It’s a quarter to one in the morning on the third night of a random bout of insomnia. I’m currently drinking tea, listening to music and…writing this. Insomnia is an odd thing, the way the body stays awake despite the minds desperate need for sleep. I was …

Fussy Eaters Anonymous

As previously and briefly mentioned recently, I was a vegetarian as a teenager. While is pretty typical for a teenager – trying something out, loving animals, lots of friends and a sister who’s a vegetarian, was inevitable some would say, that I would do the same. Well, yeah, duh, it …

Learning To Cry Again

I both love and hate crying. Actually love is too strong a word (hate is not). I do not love the headache I get, or the snotty nose. I do not love the rest cheeks or the puffy eyes. I don’t even like these things. What I do like it …

Guest Post: Musings of the Medicated

This week I feature my first guest post, by Miranda at JKLMN Homeschool Adventures Musings of the Medicated Why is being medicated for a well-known and debilitating condition such taboo? Medications are available to treat any illness. Why is being medicated for a mental illness any different? Mental illnesses are …

Illnesses and Work – Does Not Compute

I’m trying to reconcile this feeling I have where I need to work because the government won’t support me and being at home all the time is no good for my mental health (or physical health probably) but working isn’t exactly conducive to my illnesses either. Most places of work …