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‘Man up’

unsplash-logoMarion Michele Living in a mining community we never talked about mental health and if we had a problem it would be just "Man Up" but in 2004 our lives changed forever. I didn't know anything about mental health at thirty years of age. I had my first ever panic attack after my wife went through a traumatic birth which I witnessed, thinking the love of my life was going to die.  My wife went on to have severe postnatal depression which, in hindsight, should have led to a stay in a mother and baby unit as she wasn’t safe
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Money cannot make you happy

unsplash-logolucas Favre I am 47 yrs old, and due to coming from a family of wealth, it meant I was shoved aside by my Parents, Boarding school and being brought up by Nanny Johns... It meant I felt very unloved, so depression set in at an early age.. Of course I was only about 10, so did not understand what I was experiencing. It was when one was older, that I started to realize I was different from my chums, as they were happy and outgoing little souls, and yet I was very withdrawn Once I got to around 18,
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Post #456

unsplash-logoKelly Sikkema This is a story about my sister. It started really when she was 11, getting bullied at school for being adopted, and back in 1982, there was no help for kids that were adopted, as it was classed as the norm, due to unmarried Mums, as it was such a shameful thing to be, hence why a lot of babes for adoption, and my Sis was one, at this time, I did not even know she existed? She was bullied like mad, so she told me, called all sorts, and really felt pushed out. By the time she
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Severe anxiety and depression

unsplash-logoTyler Nix I'm a 22 year old male. I have suffered from severe anxiety and depression since I was in school about 14, I see the world differently to others always have, feel different.  I look into things.  I tried to overdose at 16, it literally felt like there were demons inside me controlling my life, I felt so low.  It affected my life, opportunities in my teen years and still is. I’ve been involved with multiple counsellors, anxiety and depression places ever since (currently) I also started boxing at 17 to get my confidence up because going into adult
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Social Anxiety & Depression

From being a young child I had social anxiety and depression since my Dad left and my Grandad died I struggled in my teens too with suicidal thoughts and then got in the wrong crowd drinking smoking and eating junk and I got in a bad relationship which was abusive and violent.  I developed terrible bad panic attacks and I had to leave my full-time job and couldn’t cope.   I went back to my mum’s, but my siblings and some friends didn’t understand and thought I was over reacting or weird and I fell into a terrible depression and couldn’t
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A happily married mother of two…

I am 38yrs old and a happily married mother of two wonderful robust children and a totally amazing supporting husband. I have suffered from depression for 13yrs, it started when my eldest child was born in April 2005 with post-natal depression in which I was put on medication, my depression was kept under control with the meds and when we found out we were pregnant with our second child I was in a much better place mentally and came of my meds, sadly at the time my dad was rapidly going downhill after being diagnosed with asbestosis in 2005 and
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I will find a way to beat this anxiety…

Well, where do I begin? I'm a 25 year old male, who had everything a man could want. I was in a relationship with the love of my life, we were due to get married this year on the 18th August, and we also have a beautiful daughter together. The relationship wasn’t easy because myself, and my ex-partner either got on very well, or it would be really sour. It started getting to the point in which I'd rather be at work, than be home because of the arguing. It took me long enough to realise that I was the
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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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