Thankful for my mental health

It’s been quite a while since I’ve joined in with Thankful Thursday. Not that I haven’t been thankful during that time, just that I’ve lacked the time to document my thanks. But this week is mental health week and tomorrow just happens to be...

Reclaiming my Mental Health

I wrote a post a few years back, Maintaining my Mental Health, which was a post I wrote about my own warning signs and what I need to do when I recognise my mental health slipping. It has stood me well over the years and I still read over it from time to time to...

Not Quite Right

I’m not quite right. I’m better than what I was. There’s not so much crying and the sense of panic I felt most days has eased. That’s got to be a good thing, right? Some of my natural optimism has returned and overall I feel better than I did a...

It Cuts Deep: Mental Health & Caring

I found out today that a well respected, popular and active part of our local autism community took their own life over the weekend. I didn’t know this person personally but we were mutual members of several local autism facebook groups and I had attended a few...

Maintaining My Mental Health

I, like many other people, have suffered bouts of depression throughout my life. I am not ashamed to admit this or to admit that I have been prescribed anti-depressants or that I have had to take leave from work to deal with my mental health. Luckily I have always...