Category Archives: Depression

Do you *really* not get it?

A friend posted a FB status update the other day ¬†– acknowledging a tragic situation. Someone had thrown themselves under a train. A too often occurrence. “May they find the peace in death they couldn’t find in life,” he wrote. … Continue reading

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Pills pills pills

I’ve been prescribed quite a few meds since I first encountered my monkey. Citalopram, sertraline and mirtazipine all fell by the wayside a way back. The first two gave me the shits and mirtazipine, although wonderful at getting me to … Continue reading

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Summer in February: A beautiful film that lacks honesty

I grew up in Cornwall. I say “grew up” but really I was there only from age two and-a-bit to age ten. Just eight years in fact. Not very long in the grand scheme of things but in terms of … Continue reading

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Hitting it home

I went to see the stage adaptation of To Kill a Mocking Bird this week. Thoroughly recommend it. Anyway there was, for me, a very poignant line at the end of the first half. The girl, Scout, was asking her … Continue reading

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Some kind of death wish

So there’s an aspect of depression that is very difficult to talk about. Yeah, I know, like the rest of it isn’t, right? Well. That’s true. But I manage ok with talking about the rest of it. I think. At … Continue reading

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My family, and other animals

I feel it’s about time I write a post about my family. I was reminded the other day by a friend and blogger (a more experienced one than I) that this blog need not be solely about me and my … Continue reading

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I love to hate me – apparently

So after many many weeks of therapy I, together with my therapist of course, have unearthed a biggie. Before I say what exactly, I want to say up front that I kind of both agree and disagree with the conclusion … Continue reading

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Guns or minds – where does the trigger get pulled?

So many things have been written in the aftermath of that most tragic of events that happened in¬†Connecticut. For many of us the horror of those events is almost too much to think about. We fear for the mortality of … Continue reading

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Like a magnifier for everything bad

With the best will in the world I wanted this blog to be about many things – things that interest me. But as I may have mentioned before, quite a big strand of my life right now is my battle … Continue reading

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Our mental health service is crumbling

A quick update on where I am first – following my post last month regarding my depression. Truthfully? I have no idea where I’m at. When I first started this post a little over a week ago I really felt … Continue reading

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