How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness

How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness?

How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness? People have asked me what they can do to help someone who has a mental illness. This list is based largely on my own experience and it will vary from person to person, but I think it can be used as a good starting place if […]

Turn Me Upside Down Again

Turn Me Upside Down Again

For the third time in the past nine months, I find myself making a major life decision. I’ve quit a good job, put myself in a psychiatric hospital and now I’m going to be filing for bankruptcy. I don’t take these decisions lightly, they’re important. And if I’m perfectly honest with myself, I hate change. […]

Talking To Myself- Self-Talk In Our Lives

Talking To Myself: Self-Talk In Our Lives

Sitting in my therapist’s office and we’d spent most of the hour talking about how tangled up I was in the anxiety I’d been feeling. I told him how wound tight I had been feeling worrying about things that were going on in my life. He knows I’m a writer and he gave me a […]

An Unusual Day Without Anxiety

An Unusual Day Without Anxiety

I wasn’t quite sure how to handle it. Something was missing from my life. There was an unusual emptiness in me. My mind was calm. My body, relaxed. My emotions, free. My heart, it soared. I was anxiety-free, an unusual feeling for someone who suffers regularly. Sitting in my therapist’s office, I described how everything […]

How depression Occurs

How Depression Occurs

We have books, go and check them out Here. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Depression no matter how little still affects people in many different ways even if they do not realise it.  Did you know that about twenty million people are fighting a battle with depression alone every single year? And if you have empathy, […]

The Worry Collector

The Worry Collector

We have books on anxiety, depression, yoga, Buddhism, stress and wellbeing at our library. Click Here to have a look 🙂 Hope you enjoy! Imagine, if you will, a man who lives next to a mighty river. Every morning, this man gets in his boat and paddles out to the middle of the water. There […]

Loving An Anxious Soul

Loving An Anxious Soul

We have a beautiful library of books so if you love to read Click Here. Hope you enjoy! anx-i-e-ty, noun, a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. A nervous disorder characterised by a state of excessive […]

The Costs of Mental Illness

The Costs of Mental Illness

I’m fortunate when it comes to the dollar-and-cents costs of having a mental illness. We have very good insurance through my wife’s work. Out-of-pocket, I probably pay around two hundred dollars a month in copays for visits to my psychiatrist, my weekly therapist sessions and my medications. My recent week-long visit to a psychiatric hospital […]

The Importance of a Support Network

The Importance Of a Support Network

If you love to read check out our beautiful library, hope you enjoy! Dealing with a mental illness, such as depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety can be difficult enough on its own. Throw in the demands of life – job, parenting, shopping, bills, and the task starts to become monumental. When you’re dealing with an […]

Jump In, The Water’s Fine

Jump In, The Water’s Fine

“Jump on in, the water’s fine!” I cringe every time I hear that. It’s not just that I’m scared of the water, which I am. It’s the very idea of it. Letting go and giving yourself over to whatever happens after you leave the ground, that’s terrifying to me. I’d much rather stick my toe […]

Anxiety & Fear- Whats Around The Corner For You?

Anxiety & Fear: Whats Around The Corner For You?

It’s a dark, crowded movie theatre. The girl on the screen is walking alone through the dim, musty old house, hand stretched out in front of her, groping her way through the dark. She moves, slowly, cautiously, breathing audibly. The camera switches to a view of her front the front, where we hear someone else […]

Shifting Perspectives – Change Your Story

Shifting Perspectives – Change Your Story

  My name’s Jason. I’m 42 years old and I’ve suffered from issues with depression and anxiety for the last twenty-two years. A few months ago I was hospitalised in a mental institution because the suicidal impulses I was experiencing were becoming stronger and more uncontrollable. I’ve been out of work from my warehouse job […]