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.”

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.”

ESA Benefit Appeal Upheld by Tribunal.

Many of you have probably seen stories in the news about people with mental health struggles battling to get benefits; some of you may be fighting the battle right now. Like most things I don’t think you can fully understand a problem until you live it, and in a way that is why challenging aContinue reading “ESA Benefit Appeal Upheld by Tribunal.”

Video Diary: Getting Off Sertraline – 7th & 12th June.

There are a lot of question marks about medication used in the treatment of mental health conditions.  I am currently on Sertraline which is an anti depressant and part of the SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) group of medications.  What does it mean, and how does it work?  I’ll go into that in later blogs.Continue reading “Video Diary: Getting Off Sertraline – 7th & 12th June.”

Stress at Work: The Overloaded Inbox

Modern technology is meant to make life easier, and while in part it does, it is also the cause of a lot of stress, especially at work. E-mail is just one of those technological achievements.  While it is great to be able to contact someone quickly and is environmentally friendly, it also adds a lotContinue reading “Stress at Work: The Overloaded Inbox”