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I had very severe difficulties with depression and anxiety; to recover I went through counselling, followed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and then Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT). I completed my therapy and returned a year later to form a relapse prevention programme.
As a way to cope with the emotional turmoil I was experiencing I blogged my emotions, thoughts and experiences anonymously; my readers enjoyed my blog very much.
Now I will blog confidently offering advice on Depression and Anxiety to anyone suffering or anyone who lives with someone suffering in silence. I must stress that I am not a mental health trained professional, I am merely someone sharing my experiences and extracting from what I’ve learnt and researched over time. There may be times when I research into mental illness’ that I myself haven’t experienced but wish to accommodate for the needs to all sorts of mental illness’. And some descriptions of anxiety and/or depression may not be similar to that of your own but this is merely because I am extracting and recycling from my experiences, however I do believe regardless you will be able to take something positive from each and every one of my blog posts.
I was hospitalised due to my illness. After this moment, I changed. I realised that I was worth more than feeling numb and empty everyday. I realised that all I wanted was to be happy and if I was happy before, I sure as hell deserve to be happy again.
I took a big negative and worked so hard to turn it into a positive. It was hard. It still can be. But we all deserve to be happy, that’s all I ever work towards in life – true happiness.
I hope you find my blog helpful, insightful, inspiring and refreshing.
So, why am I here?
I am encouraging everyone to accept, embrace and learn.
I am tearing up the carpet and discussing mental illness confidently.
I am educating you to see that every negative has a positive.
I am here to help.