Category Archives: Mental Health

Feeling a little bit happy 

   It’s been 6 weeks since I started Venlafaxine, and I can’t remember the last time I felt better! I’ve been on anti-depressants since October 2013, and I had resigned myself to the fact that anti-d’s only do so much, … Continue reading

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Learn to ride the waves

I’ve noticed, over the many years of my depression, that the good times and the bad come in waves. Like the tide, there’s no stopping the fluctuations, I just have to learn to ride them as they come. I think, … Continue reading

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Learning to live with depression: 2 year update

Today I realised that it has been almost exactly 2 years since I started taking anti-depressants (Citalopram). It seems crazy that it’s been so long! I remember when I was first prescribed them that I thought that I’d be on them for a maximum of 6 months. How wrong I was!

A lot has changed since then. Continue reading

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I’m Not Mad

I’ve always struggled with going to sleep early, and I’ve got into a bad habit of staying up late recently. I know it’s partly because my most recent partner was a late night person and we would often not get to sleep until 1 or 2am. This doesn’t help my mental health, however, so I’m going to try and rectify this. As I write this, it is 1:09am, so perhaps I’ll start tomorrow. Continue reading

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I’m back!

After a 3 month absence, I’m back! An update about my mental health status at the moment, and what I’ve been up to lately. Continue reading

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Feeling Alive Again

In the last few weeks, since my dark slide into suicidal thoughts, I have started to feel better. And not just a little bit better, a lot better. In fact, I feel so good now that I feel alive again. … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Actions

We all know the difference between thoughts and actions. But when those thoughts come from depression, it’s harder to see that they are simply thoughts and not instructions that must be acted upon. For many years I have had suicidal … Continue reading

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