Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Thursday 1st December, 2016, late morning. I’m in A&E, convinced something is terribly wrong with me. Everything hurts, there’s a tightness in my throat that feels solid, I feel sick when I try and eat anything more exciting than toast, and when I do eat – well, not to be crude, but it feels like… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Awareness is not enough

If like me, you spend most of your waking hours refreshing Twitter, on the look-out for cute puppy gifs, excellent puns and headlines to get outraged about, you’ll know that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. And I don’t want to get all Piers “Sentient Ham” Morgan on you, but I’m fresh out of… Continue reading Awareness is not enough

On “self-care”

  Loath as I am to turn this into a blog that deals purely with mental health*, there’s something that’s been nagging at me over the last few weeks and clearly, the only solution to this is to write about it. *There’s obviously nothing wrong with mental health blogs, I just never saw this blog… Continue reading On “self-care”

Whatever gets you through the day

A meme popped up on my Facebook page on Saturday. Two images: one of a forest, with the words “this is an antidepressant” across it, and one of some tablet blister packs, accompanied by the words “this is shit”. Now, I’m not usually one for getting cross about awful Facebook memes – really I’m not… Continue reading Whatever gets you through the day

The Saturday Six: fighting the Anxiety Goblin

It’s been another anxious week or two – panic curling its fingers round my neck at unexpected times: on the train to work, at my desk, standing in the flat talking to Drummer Boy. It’s like living with a goblin (the anxiety, not DB) – a horrid little creature that likes to pop up just… Continue reading The Saturday Six: fighting the Anxiety Goblin