Depression And When To Seek Out A Psychiatrist

Since my teenage years I have suffered from depression. There have, over the years been good times, but they have been intermingled with bouts of very severe depression that have lasted at times for years. Although you have some good times throughout your life, depression is not something that ever leaves you. It will lurk in those dark spaces of your mind that you don’t want to visit, or at least it was not the place I wanted to live my life. For many years I initially thought that all I suffered from was just feeling down in the dumps… [Read More]

Unlocking The Compartments in my Mind: Me Depression And Being A Dad And A Man

I would like to start out by saying that I was inspired by a poem/post written by my friend, Giles, from You The Daddy, to write this post and raise awareness around men and depression. With the brilliant hashtag #thereforhim, which is an unofficial campaign for a paternal mental health week to raise awareness of fathers/mens mental health issues. Check out The Psychology Mum on instagram to learn more. So here is my journey of depression of being a father, a man and beyond. Throughout my life my coping mechanism, which I believe probably started at about aged 10 years… [Read More]

Black Clouds Are Filling My Mind

After the events of the last week in relation to my health, and the fact that at one point last Thursday, the severity of my situation really came home to me. Sometimes what happens in life can leave you fragile and vulnerable, and last week has  consequently made my mood plummet to a very low level. Lifting my spirits to carry on with simple daily tasks is for me at the moment very difficult. I genuinely don’t know how to put myself in a better frame of mind. At the moment I am currently not working. For me this is… [Read More]