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]

Controlling My Medication With My PlanSmart Medication Chart

Since I had a stroke a couple of months ago there have been changes that I have had to make to lots of aspects of my life and lifestyle. Changes that I didn’t think I was going to be making, but if I want to keep going a bit longer and watch all of my children grow up and settle in their lives, it simply was a no-brainer. One of first things that needed changing was to give up smoking. This has not been an easy task for me, because I’m a life long smoker, but thankfully where I live… [Read More]

How Could Damp in Your Home Affect Your Health?

Many people believe that if you cannot see, hear, or smell the problem, then it is not really a problem at all. If your house is not flooded, or you do not see mold or water slipping through the cracks, then your home is not wet, right? In reality, that may not be true. Even if your home is not wet to the point where you can see water pooling, it may still be damp if not properly insulated, and that in itself can pose a problem. In a place like Texas, where when it rains, it pours, you will definitely want to consult with… [Read More]

IVF And Men

My six year old twin girls were born after my wife and I went through a cycle of IVF. I have to say that I have always felt incredibly lucky that on our very first try we got pregnant with twins, especially when you hear of the heartbreak that many couples go through, and numerous cycles they endure. It’s tough emotionally, but also financially when so often it sadly ends in failure. Strangely one of the feelings I felt at the time was one of guilt that we had been not only been fortunate to get pregnant, but getting pregnant… [Read More]

My Mental Health And Counselling

I have on many occasions written about how I have suffered from my mental health issues, and at times how I have reached some very dark places at different stages of my life. There is no doubt that nowadays I am in a better place than I have ever been in my life. I’m content, and contentment is a vital part of your well being. It has given me peace in my mind, and this has allowed me to not be affected by the issues that have caused some of my mental health problems that I have suffered in the… [Read More]

My Wife Is Seriously Awesome And I Love Her: The London Marathon 2019

Approximately 18 months ago my wife, Emily, decided to take up running. She felt she was not as fit as she would like to be, and as a teenager she enjoyed running so it seemed a natural thing to do to take up running again. I clearly remember her going on those first few runs of just 1k. She would come back feeling knackered, and I imagine it would have been so easy to just stop as it’s far too much effort, but no, my wife is made of much stronger stuff than that. My wife gradually built up her… [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]

Your Children’s Health

One the biggest worries and fears that I have as a parent is my children’s health. If I am really honest with myself, one of the most testing times as a parent is when one of my children is unwell. After being a dad for 22 years you would think that I’d have got used to it, but even now when either my son or daughter phone or text me from university to say they have been to the doctors and been given antibiotics, I instantly worry and think that I wish I was next to them to give them… [Read More]