Some more questions I found on an online article. They were originally answered by Jeanette Winterson, I removed her answers and inserted my own. When were you happiest? While studying for my A-levels. It was by far the least complicated time in my life other than early childhood and the only point where I genuinely … More More Questions
I have thought long and hard about whether to include this on my blog and I have finally decided that I will. It’s a collection of thoughts, written over a fairly long period of time on all sorts of different subjects but predictably, depression comes up a lot. This is as personal as my writing … More Random Thoughts
Don’t bother helping me Give me money by all means, But nothing emotional, For I’m heading for doom, Don’t bother being supportive, Or give me any reason to continue, Just pour on the sad and gloom, And remind me I’m bound for doom The demons I have are all in my head, They’re just silly, … More Poem – Heading for Doom
Elsewhere It would be the little one with the flute, he decided. Not the tall one with the scarf. There would be a familiar wheezing, groaning noise and it would arrive and he would take him away to the stars. He would never return. A sudden memory, a half-remembered book he’d read at school. Something … More Elsewhere -100 Words
I’ve heard or thought several of these myself. The ones I haven’t are still alarmingly common. I’ve split these into two categories – myths depressives are told and myths depressives tell themselves. First Five – Things Other People Tell You Myth – People with depression are just lazy / idle / weak-willed / spineless. They should … More Ten Myths Debunked
I can describe My Ideal Day in one sentence – a day without depression. A more detailed description would be – a day where I didn’t wake up feeling exhausted, miserable or drowning in a festering pit of self-loathing. It wouldn’t matter whether I was at work that day or not. A depression-free day would … More My Ideal Day
NB – I wrote this a while ago – it’s more stream of consciousness than I normally do, but I have kept it as it is. It captures my state of mind while feeling pretty depressed. So strange what a human mind can do. All we are is just puddles of water with some chemicals … More This is Your Brain on Depression – Any Questions?