Tag Archives: depression

Family Holiday From Hell… Coming My Way…

In 4 days time I go away on holiday with my parents, my sister, her husband and children and my brother, his wife and their children. It’s a very rare full family holiday which I have organised. I feel very … Continue reading

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10,000 views on my blog

Just a quick post to mark the 10,000th view on my blog! I want to take this opportunity to say a big, heartfelt ‘thank you’ for everyone who has taken an interest in this blog, read about my innermost thoughts, … Continue reading

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How To Find Happiness

Life is strange. Even stranger when one’s mental health is thrown into the mix. The brutal truth about life is that we are born, we live, we laugh, we suffer and we die. What a cheery thought on a cold, … Continue reading

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First Therapy Session

I had my first therapy session this morning. I didn’t really feel very prepared… although I’m not really sure what I thought I should have been doing to prepare for therapy?? I suppose it’s just that I haven’t really been … Continue reading

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Alcohol… my friend.    Alcohol… my enemy. My love affair with alcohol has been going since I was about 15 years old. At various points during my life there have been periods where I have clearly been drinking too much. The … Continue reading

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The Drugs Don’t Work

Today is bad. My mood has slipped into blackness again – the drugs aren’t working. The only difference they appear to be making is that this time I feel nervy and anxious as well. Not a nice combination. I was … Continue reading

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Just A Schoolboy Crush (Can Scar For Life)

It’s been nearly 3 weeks on the Prozac and I’m feeling pretty disappointed. Perhaps I have been expecting too much, but nothing has really changed. When I saw the doctor last Thursday, he was a little surprised that I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Doctor vs Therapist

I had my 3rd appointment with my GP yesterday morning. It was the two week checkup to see how I was getting on with the Flouxetine. I mentioned I was experiencing the usual array of side-effects but that there had … Continue reading

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Out Of The Closet Into The Fire

Well here goes – the big one. The issue I am sure is at the heart of most of my problems. I’ve been putting this one off since I started this blog a couple of months ago, but I know … Continue reading

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Introduction: Anonymous Drowning Man

I am a 41 year old, single man and I am writing this blog in an attempt to rescue my life from a bitter quagmire of decline. The alarm bells in my head can no longer be ignored and it … Continue reading

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