This isn’t going to be a neat ‘how to beat depression in 5 easy steps’ post because there’s no such thing as an easy way out of a major mental health episode. It’s a slow hard slog unfortunately. As I’ve written about how it feels to be in the grip of depression, and it seemed to resonate with others, I thought I talk a little bit about what I’ve been doing these past few months to get my life back on track and feel better….Continue Reading “6 Ways to improve your Mental Health”

Maybe it’s just a slump I keep telling myself, maybe I just need to rest more. I seem to be tired all the time. I probably need to stay at home and do nothing. But money is running out and I’m not applying for work. In fact, I’m doing almost no work at all, even the things I thought I really enjoy. A good routine is needed, no wonder I feel fatigued when I’m up all night, sleeping till midday. But getting up at a…Continue Reading “Depression – How did I suddenly get here?!”

therapy

For about a year now I’ve been going to therapy once a week. What got me there in the first place was a seeming inability to stay away from fuck boys. What has kept me there, is the realisation that fuck boys are the least of my problems. This was my second time attempting counselling. The first time I sought help, was when anxiety got the better of me during the final stages of my PhD. I only went to a couple of sessions back…Continue Reading “I’m a head case – one year in therapy”