I’ve had depression and anxiety since 2012
I’ve seen various doctors, counsellors and psychiatrists and taken different medication for depression and anxiety.
I’ve tried CBT, yoga, mindfulness, gone without booze and been addicted to dieting and exercise.
Mental illness took over my life and I lost my career and felt totally worthless.
Does this sound familiar to you?
The great news is I’m here to tell you in my own words that it gets better. I’m still depressed and anxious but it no longer rules my life. I think I deserve a medal for achieving that if I’m honest.
I’ve got loads to share with you, so read on to find out more…
What I write about
I write from personal experience to remind you that mental illness is nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s actually really common and can be treated in a variety of ways with medical guidance.
One of my most personal posts is this one about how I quit my job to save my mental health. It goes into detail about what led up to my mental breakdown and how I had to lose my career to focus on recovery.
I didn’t realise I had anxiety issues until I was treated for depression. Dealing with the physical symptoms is something I’ve written about and I think it’s something that a lot of you will understand.
I didn’t care for myself when I was really depressed, and I wish I’d known about the importance of it when I was at my worst. I’m now I huge advocate of self-care and have mentioned some of my key tips here.
I had terrible self-esteem when I was depressed and relied heavily on crash-diets and over-exercising as a form of punishment. I’ve written about bad dieting habits and how to have a more positive body image.
Read my published work here:
I know my experiences can help you
I’m constantly receiving messages and emails from you guys saying how much my blog has helped you feel accepted again, in a world that often forces you to feel ashamed of your mental illness. In response to that I wanted to write a more in-depth account of my depression to let you know that you’re not weird for feeling the way you do.
I talk in detail about all the life events that led up to my breakdown in this easy to read (and sometimes funny) eBook. Most importantly, I spill the beans on all the methods I used to get my life back in order.
It’s perfect for anyone curious about what its like to live with depression as well as anyone coping with the condition themselves. I want you to know you’re not the only person who feels lost, inconsolable, afraid and hopeless. You’re not alone.
The best thing about this book? It’s told from the point of view from someone just like you.
What are you waiting for?