You just have to get through the hard stuff first…..

“It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier but it will get better, you just got to make it through the hard stuff first…” – Unknown If someone had of told me in my years through struggling to survive with depression that I would be on a road to recovery, again working, and most of…

Finding Courage……

“Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s inspiring people to move beyond it”. – Nelson Mandala With depression we lose our sense of courage and find ourselves swamped by fears, we neither inspire nor move on. Depression leaves us trapped in a world of darkness, deep sadness, controlled by helplessness, and unable to escape…

Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) the impact on me….

I lived a long time, and suffered considerably with severe depression, self-harm, attempts of suicide, many different medications, doses, and mixes, and counselling before I received the treatment that would both make a difference to my health, but present different challenges for me following treatment. I was treated with ECT for the first time in…

Moving forward with trepidation…..

The last 12 months have been the worst and most challenging of my life, filled with near fatal events, depression, and admission to hospitals, and psychiatric wards. My therapy has included a lot of drugs that have caused different reactions and side effects, and ECT (electro convulsive therapy) that has left me with retrograde amnesia/lost…