This blog was always intended to be both a place where I could showcase my writing work and a place that I could use to empty the troublesome thoughts from my head whenever it was required. Well, today is one of those times when I feel I need to use it as the latter. The… Continue reading Hopes & fears.. Mainly fears
The trouble with Mirtazapine, and many other antidepressant medication is that some of the side effects of long term use sometimes outweigh the positives.
Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Continue reading My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System
Last week I attended an assessment for Personal Independence Payment or as it's more commonly known as PIP. This wasn't the first time that I've had to go to one of these appointments. I previously applied to receive the additional payment earlier in the year after the DWP told me that I was entitled to… Continue reading Applying for PIP… Again!
Autumn has always been my favourite part of the year. I love the way the leaves on the trees all change colour and eventually fall to the ground, the darker evenings that make you glad to be tucked up safely inside and the cooler temperatures and variable weather that signify the change in season. If… Continue reading Thoughts on the festive season