Monthly Archives August 2018

My story began in 1977…

My story began in 1977 when I was just 5 years old. I can recall the day very well when my Father returned home from work and lost his temper with me for letting my pet escape from its cage, said pet was found safe and well, unfortunately the same could not be said for me.  My father beckoned me over to him and broke a wooden broom across the front of my right leg hurting me badly in the process.  Over the years that followed I suffered terrible physical and emotional abuse at the hands of my father who was a very
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I don’t suffer, but my fiancée does…

unsplash-logoCrew I don’t suffer myself but my fiancée suffers from this awful depression. We have been together for nearly 8 years now and every year during that time she has had bad bouts of depression and anxiety. It was always just once a year for about 3 months at a time. But in the last couple of years it’s been more frequent. It’s happening twice a year for anything between 6 weeks and 3 months. She has only gone back to work last week after another 6 weeks. On both of the last 2 occasions it’s been a couple of
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Please speak out…

unsplash-logoAdrien Tutin #letclearthecloud I am writing this for anyone who is suffering at the moment. Please speak out, there is always a solution and there is a way for you to move forward. June 16 was the worst time in my life. My partner had just suffered a 3rd consecutive miscarriage in a year which was heart-breaking enough as it is. Only this time it had to be medically managed which consisted of her  being forced into labour. She was taken into hospital put into a private room and given some tablets. It left her in excruciating pain for 24
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Anxiety and depression…

unsplash-logoHelena Lopes #letsclearthecloud My story is of anxiety and depression. It started when I noticed being physically ill and not being able to get out of bed at university. I went to the doctor and she gave me a HAD questionnaire straight away. As soon as she even mentioned it might be mental health/depression a weight lifted. It was as if it was obvious. I still let awful underneath but it helped to label it and say it’s an illness it doesn’t define me (and also I’m no seriously physically unwell which I did wonder for a while). That was
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