After I closed the front door that Sunday, I had no idea that it would be the last time I would see my dad alive. It had been a typical weekend with family and we had just had a nice meal. Dad had been his usual daft self as he said “see you son” as […]Read More Smiling at dad’s funeral
Gut instinct had me thinking something else was going on other than ‘straight forward’ mental health problems. I was on a seemingly neverending emotional rollercoaster. As ever, I was looking back trying to analyse what the hell was going on with my head. Well, 2018 saw a breakthrough and the much needed reboot towards greater understanding. My Year […]Read More My Year Zero
I lay in bed not wanting to face the world. The thought of seeing people or worse still, talking to people held no interest. There are times everyone wants to be alone but when it goes on for weeks, there is a problem. Human interaction (on the most part) is beneficial for the mind but […]Read More Can’t face the world today
Did you go for Dry January and if so, how is it going? So, good old booze. An old ‘friend’ I have gone out with a few times. I could go weeks without or have a blow out which invariably ended with a ‘never again’ hangover. Moderation was never something I attained and if I […]Read More Beer O’clock?
I’m sure many people with mental health problems have asked themselves this. Sometimes you don’t even want to see if there is a light. I would actually go back to bed, not being able to face the day. It’s sad that my thoughts led to me believing sleep was better than my life. But what […]Read More Is there light at the end of this tunnel?
We all have our story to tell and this is mine. I would like to share my experiences, look at what solutions have worked for me and also gather your ideas, thoughts and strategies. I would like to be able to help others going through mental health and/or ADHD problems. Speaking to other people is […]Read More So what is this blog all about?
Sounds selfish eh? The old adage that you cannot pour from an empty cup rings true. After years of plodding on through anxiety, depression, stress and panic attacks, my head waved a little white flag. I had to take time out to concentrate on myself after my mind and thoughts had been hijacked. Mental health […]Read More Take care of you!