Anxiety How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

How Do I Cope With My Anxiety & Depression?

We dramatically misunderstand mental health. Why? Because it is a war within yourself. Physical illness or injuries are for the most part caused by something external, whereas mental illness is internal. Anxiety and depression are traitors trying to push you to the edge and in the extreme circumstances, over into the void. It is a …

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Anxiety I am fundraising for CALM on World Mental Health Day

I am fundraising for CALM on World Mental Health Day

In the summer of 2009, I walked to the foot of Preston’s bus station, stared up at the edge high above me and considered stepping off that edge. I needed to escape my prison of life, trapped inside a tyrannical closet of my creation and shackled to a religion that was slowly killing me. Three …

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Depression What I Learnt From My Depression: Suicide Is Not Selfish

What I Learnt From My Depression: Suicide Is Not Selfish

My suicide would be selfish. I don’t give a fuck what you say. If I committed suicide, I am a selfish bastard. People don’t like you saying that because it hurts people’s feelings. Guess what? Suicide, the choice to end your own life because you are drastically struggling with the problems of life hurts those …

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Depression Death Knocks Weekly

Death Knocks Weekly

“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think” These are the words of Marcus Aurelias, the Stoic Emperor of the Roman Empire. The words sit on the back of a coin I own from The Daily Stoic with the words “Memento Mori” on the opposite side. The …

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Anxiety Writing Is A Gift Of The Mind

Writing Is A Gift Of The Mind

I have depression. I have anxiety. I have casual suicidal intent. All these things are true and I profess these truths through the medium of writing. First through my scratching of pen on paper followed by the tapping of keys onto the screen. Just as I have done many times before. I have been writing …

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Anxiety Let’s Talk Suicide – Meet The Biggest Killer Of Young Men

Let’s Talk Suicide – Meet The Biggest Killer Of Young Men

This past week was Mental Health Awareness Week, where we try and highlight the threat mental health issues pose to each and every one of us. It affects the majority of us at one point in our lives at least. These issues are reportedly more common with women than with men, possibly because women are …

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Depression Why I Hate Flowers As Gifts

Why I Hate Flowers As Gifts

Flowers are an incredibly common gift to give. They are on the same level as a box of chocolates or a giant sift teddy bear, especially on Valentine’s Day. Mothers Day is just round the corner and flowers will again be a big deal. Thousands of pounds will be spent on hundreds of thousands of …

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Depression Death Feels So Casual – My Suicidal Thoughts

Death Feels So Casual – My Suicidal Thoughts

I have suffered from extreme suicidal thoughts twice in my life. Both when I was much younger. The first was when I was 14 and hit with a period of depression where I felt incredibly alone. It was the summer between the end of Year 9 and moving into Year 10 and GCSEs in high …

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Depression I Visited The Doctor For My Depression

I Visited The Doctor For My Depression

Almost two years ago now, I was desperate for a job and therefore decided to spend a month doing direct marketing. Basically, I was going door to door trying to get “sales” for a charity. I travelled to Manchester, Coventry, and Bradford. It was horrible. It started out in the first week or two as …

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Anxiety Feeling Tired All The Time

Feeling Tired All The Time

Over the past year or so, I have continually felt more and more tired. I don’t mean with respect to actual tiredness with regards to sleep. No, I get 6-8 hours a night so I am fine in that respect. No, I just feel tired with so much of modern life. Societal pressures. Relationship/personal so-called …

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