Video Diary: Getting Off Sertraline – 26th June & 29th July.

As of yesterday, 5th August 2019, I am officially off the Sertraline!!!! Wooohoooo! The last month or so were quite difficult, with lots of ups and downs; the anxiety wasn’t too bad, it was the mood crashes which were the hardest to deal with.  One moment I could be quite happy and the next myContinue reading “Video Diary: Getting Off Sertraline – 26th June & 29th July.”

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.”

Gardening to Aid With Anxiety & Depression.

Since moving house I have loved spending time in the garden; I have found that it really helps my mood (unless Leo is busy digging holes in the already struggling lawn).  I can feel super stressed but just going outside to sweep up some leaves or do a bit of weeding can help reduce myContinue reading “Gardening to Aid With Anxiety & Depression.”

Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.

We’ve all been there at one time or another, struggling into work when we basically feel like s**t.  We sit at our desk taking whatever medication we can, whilst feeling miserable and wishing we were at home in bed. If you look at your contract of employment, you may find a section which refers toContinue reading “Sick Days are there for the Taking – The Problem of Presenteeism.”

Time to Science the S**t out of this.

Science was never my strong point at school, and I wouldn’t say that it has been something I have been interested in since I left school; so, if you’d told me that I would be enjoying learning about some of the science behind Anxiety, Depression and Addiction, I would have laughed and shrugged it offContinue reading “Time to Science the S**t out of this.”