Mental Health Awareness Week: Mindfulness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is mindfulness. This is a good move in my eyes as the waiting lists for counselling get longer and longer and a lot of people just don’t want to rely on ‘happy pills’; finding ways to help yourself cope in moments of stress and […]

You’ll Be Glad It’s Not You

 (a poem for mental health awareness week) Are you aware of my mental health? In real-life probably not. Online support is tremendous. Real-life support not so hot. Ask me how I’m feeling, And I will tell you “I’m fine.” Because the truth makes you embarrassed, As though the problem’s only mine. I’m not just sad, […]

Ditching The Grey On Blooming Monday

I’ve written before about my history of anxiety and depression and I’m currently prescribed Prozac while the hospital gets to the bottom of my recurrent vertigo problems. Despite some press stories and Wikipedia claiming that Blue Monday was January 6th this year, with the reasoning that the first Monday back at work after the festive season […]