Despite the growing awareness of mental health, thanks to the brilliant work of organisations like Mind, Time To Change, and to all of the individuals that share their stories in the hope of helping others, myths still stubbornly persist. I’m struggling right now, coming off antidepressant medication after five years isn’t easy, and I know … More 7 Myths About Depression That Can F**k Right Off
Coming off antidepressant medication has brought challenges, and a realisation that I have been running myself into the ground. My brain is fried right now and I need a break, to look after myself and get myself well again. It’s important for me to document this, for my own sake to track how I am … More Vlog: Frazzled! Time Out
To quote the lyrics of ‘Marblehead Johnson’ by The Bluetones, ‘Tonight I’m wound tighter than a watch spring, tonight you owe my patience quite a debt…’ Well, that’s not strictly true, because right now I have no patience AT ALL. In my latest update I talk about the ongoing challenges of withdrawal from antidepressants – … More Vlog: Antidepressant Withdrawal – Tablets & Tantrums!
I was recently invited to contribute to a post focusing on the issue of men’s mental health. As you would expect, I consider this to be a hugely important issue, and I was very grateful for the opportunity. If you are in any doubt about just how important an issue this is, for everybody, consider … More Let’s Talk About Men’s Mental Health
I posted a couple of days ago about coming off anti-depressants. I felt great. The last couple of days… not so much! In trying to raise awareness of issues around mental health I think it’s important to be honest. That means being able to highlight when things aren’t feeling great, and to show that managing … More Vlog: Coming Off Antidepressants – Not a Barrel Of Laughs!