How Technology Is Helping People With Mental Health Issues By Using Counselling At Home

We live in a society that is heavily dominated by technology. There is probably not one walk of life nowadays where technology doesn’t play a part in it. Of course, there are of advantages and disadvantages to that, but I’m going to tell you about one topic that I think technology has a dramatic and positive effect on in terms of helping people with mental health issues. Throughout my entire life I’ve suffered from depression. When I was initially diagnosed I found that receiving help was difficult to find. You would need to visit your doctor and because there was… [Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD How A Therapist Can Help

We are now heading into the depths of winter where the days are very short and daylight is at minimum. Even during the day if it’s overcast it can look and feel very miserable outside, and these sort of days can have quite a dramatic effect on people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as SAD. I for one know that when I wake up in the summer, look out of the window and see the sun shining, it instantly puts me in a good frame of mind. I feel positive, happy and motivated. However come winter,… [Read More]

The Importance Of World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018

Being a man that grew up in a society that was basically conditioned and taught that men are strong and must at all costs never show weakness or become emotional, meant that it was almost impossible for me to open up about suffering from depression in my twenties. The stigma that surrounded men and depression of twenty or so ago was truly incredible. Admitting that I was not well and simply wasn’t coping with life, and that I hadn’t coped with life very well since my teenage years was tough. Ok you couldn’t see my illness. It was not like… [Read More]

My Health This Year. It’s Been Difficult To Accept

Yesterday saw me having to have yet another visit to my GP. This has become a common occurrence this year, and if I am brutally honest I have had enough of doctors, surgeries and hospitals. For around two to three days I have been having pains in my chest around the area where my little old heart is. This is not particularly unusual because since I had my stroke those pains come and go on a regular basis. It’s weird how you adjust your mind to accept things that your body does, and then you consider it normal. The truth… [Read More]

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]

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]

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]