So, the Supplements do Work!

It may just be me, but sometimes I wonder if what I take for my anxiety and depression works?  Currently, I’m taking natural supplements, but it was also the same when I was on Sertraline. This last week showed me that what I am taking does work! I normally take a daily dose of 200mgContinue reading “So, the Supplements do Work!”

Jekyll & Hyde -The Dangers of Suppressing the True You.

Every so often you come across a story that really resonates; recently this has been ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. I have had the book for ages, and only decided to read it because it is on a school reading list for a friend’s son.  Like most people, I know theContinue reading “Jekyll & Hyde -The Dangers of Suppressing the True You.”

Alastair Campbell: Depression & Me. Another Great Mental Health Documentary.

This was another great documentary by the BBC for Mental Health Awareness Week; and again, it was great to see a public figure being so open in sharing their struggle with a mental health issue. Like most words related to mental health issues, depression is wildly misused.  As we saw with Alastair Campbell, depression isContinue reading “Alastair Campbell: Depression & Me. Another Great Mental Health Documentary.”

Escaping the Anxious Prison.

As we have seen previously, the brain is constantly working to keep you safe from danger and harm; this is great up until the point when the anxiety is so bad that the brain goes into safety overdrive and your feel paralysed; it is as if your brain has built a prison to keep youContinue reading “Escaping the Anxious Prison.”

The Isolation of Anxiety & Depression

One of my main anxious fears is being around people, and talking to people.  When I first had my breakdown I struggled to leave home and could not walk up the local high road without feeling anxious; my body would be tense, I would look down at the pavement, and move quickly, just to tryContinue reading “The Isolation of Anxiety & Depression”