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]

Guest Post From Lewis Brown Who Writes Adventure Brown

First up in my guest posts this week is Lewis who writes the brilliant Adventure Brown Blog. Lewis is easily one of my favourite dad bloggers. This post is brutally honest about how he has suffered from depression, and in particular when he found out his partner was pregnant with their first child. It’s a rollercoaster of a post that will send you on an emotional journey. It truly is a must read. Thank you to Lewis for guest posting for me. I Have Depression Am I A Bad Dad depression As soon as I found out that my other… [Read More]

How Talking To Someone Helped Me Conquer Depression Finding The Right Therapist

Last week I wrote a post about the mental health issues I have had in my life for the unofficial There For Him campaign and the campaign for raising mental health issues during mental health awareness week. All this got me to thinking about the time when I was most likely at my lowest point in my life. Severely depressed and on all sorts of medication that yes the medications were helping. But they weren’t totally solving the problem, I needed something more, the mental issues and depression I was suffering was just being kept under control I was healing… [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]

Can You Inherit Depression, Alcoholism? 

When I was a teenager from about the age of 15 most likely into my late twenties I was angry. I didn’t like my life. I didn’t like the cards that life had dealt me. I had the biggest chip you could imagine on not one shoulder, but both of them. Looking back, it’s rather sad that I wasted all that energy being upset with everything and everybody in my life. It would be a normal occurrence for me to be in another fight or altercation. Looking back it was madness. I wouldn’t even contemplate such actions today. Does that… [Read More]

Me, Depression and Recovery 

A few days ago I was talking to somebody who shall remain nameless, but they were having difficulty dealing with life and feeling down. It made think about my own life when I was depressed and when I found everyday totally exhausting. It prompted me to write this post about this period of my life. We read so often how lots of people live the perfect existence, but of course the reality is that life is not so perfect and there are lots bad times and good times in our lives. About 15 years ago I suffered from depression. It… [Read More]

Dark time in my life

About 13 years ago my first marriage was breaking up and I had some financial difficulties that were making me very unhappy and stressed. I have never written about this period in my life most likely because I shut it away in a filing cabinet draw in my mind which is something I have probably done all my life. I have always thought it’s an easier way to deal with problems in my life and now I realise that’s total rubbish and actually makes it worse.  So I had decided to leave my first wife. Unfortunately there was going to… [Read More]