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!
There are a many misconceptions about antidepressants. People seem to think that they turn you into a different person. Well, they helped to turn me from a very ill person to a well person, but they didn’t turn me into somebody else, and they didn’t change my personality (whether that’s for better or for worse … More Vlog: I’m Coming Off Antidepressants – and Look, I’m Still Me!
It’s important to be open about mental health. However, even as someone that is able to be open about my own struggles it can still be difficult. Here I consider the issue of mental health & dating – at what point should we tell a date that we have / had mental health issues?
I often get asked whether I am scared that depression will come back. My two bouts of depression were far and away the toughest times of my life, but no, I don’t worry that it will inevitably return like some horror-film monster. Here are a few thoughts on the question of whether depression will come … More Vlog – Will Depression Come Back?
Inspired by the wonderful book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes Of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ by Johann Hari.
Men aren’t very good at accepting the truth about depression. Many men don’t even believe that it exists, considering it to be a fiction created by weak minded fools that, in reality, just need to get a grip of themselves. After all, we all have bad days but real men get on with it, right? … More 7 Things Darth Vader Can Teach Us About Depression
This post was originally written for Positively Positive. Change. Apparently we don’t do the change thing very well. In fact, somewhere along the way it seems that we became so rubbish at it that ‘Change Managers’ and ‘Change Agents’ seem to have sprung up all over the place. (Can you imagine the graveyards of the … More Something Changed – Embracing Life’s Unexpected Detours
I wrote a book, I don’t know if you noticed, I don’t mention it much. Writing it helped me to deal with some very difficult challenges. Now, it’s time to talk. I hope that I can encourage others – and men in particular – to feel more able to admit to, talk about, and overcome … More It’s Time to Talk (in a Middlesbrough Accent…) – The Vlog!