Can a Therapist Really Help? | Asking for Help

We all have a mental health and suffering from a mental health problem such as depression can happen to anyone. Most often we suffer alone for years or without even realising what’s going on. I was diagnosed with depression (later PTSD too) and memory loss just a few years ago but I firmly now believe […]

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Why It’s Time We Opened Up About Mental Health

How comfortable would you feel about opening up about your mental health to a doctor or even a close friend or relative? Many of us don’t think twice about going to the surgery with backache or flu, but when it comes to psychological symptoms, we’re much more guarded. The truth is that one in four […]

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I’ve Not Been Entirely Honest…

I’ve spoken about my mental health a few times before and I’ve been more open to you guys than I have with my own GP. I was diagnosed with severe depression and memory loss a couple of years ago (but have been living with it for much longer) but I’ve never been completely honest with […]

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Am I Selfish for Wanting Another Baby?

Ever since Joshua was about 18 months old, I’ve been desperate to have another baby but for very selfish reasons. Joshua’s birth and my mental health made it practically impossible to really enjoy the baby stage as much as I should have and so wanted to. While it’s true that most births hardly ever go […]

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Feel Stress Free with Thrive*

I quite openly talk about my mental health on my blog and after keeping it secret for many years, it is something I’m relatively new at. As you may know, I have been diagnosed with severe depression, memory loss and I suffer with dissociation and anxiety. I struggle to cope with the demands of daily […]

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What (My) Depression Feels Like

Often, reading about other people’s depression and mental health helps me on my road to getting better and writing about it helps a lot too. A lot of the time I struggle to express what I feel, how I feel and what I don’t, so reading about other people’s stories allows me to shout, “THAT’S […]

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Me, My Depression & I | History of My MH

I realised today that I have never spoken much about my depression or my history of it, whereas I have touched on the topic and spoken about my depression induced memory loss. Writing is very much one of my key self-care things. It allows me to express and put down in words how I feel […]

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