Stigma – even worse when it is family…

WARNING: this post contains material that some may find upsetting and confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 All who live with a mental illness experience some form of stigma whether it is in the workplace, from friends, colleagues or complete strangers. It doesn’t matter who it is…

The ongoing struggle to be me……

Last week I could only manage one day of work, I ended up at my doctors and then the following day at my psychiatrist.  Both I told I needed to see a counsellor, both said I needed a longer appointment to get a mental health plan and they couldn’t do that today.  Gone are the…

The Black Dog returns, darkness is all around me…..

WARNING:  this post contains material that some may find upsetting and confronting, if you feel depressed and unsafe, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 It’s hard to know what to write anymore.  I have gone from being well down the road to recovering from my last major depressive episode, working full time and starting…

To you……

“To the child who grew up in the realm of ‘cant’. To you who lived ‘never enough’. To the one who came home to no one there, and there but not home. To the one who could never understand why she was being hit by hands, words, ignorance. To the one whose innocence was unceremoniously…

Depression – its impact upon me as a Mum…..

To look at my little boy, well he isn’t so little anymore he is 13, but he will always be called my little boy by me, you would not know that he was being raised by a single Mum living with depression. He is a happy, mature, independent, committed, talented, smart, and friendly boy who…