Thursday, 23 July 2015

Moving forward

I have reached a point of crisis in my life, and I need to decide how to move forward. I feel that, if this blog is to be a project with which I continue, I need a new direction, and a much more positive, and probably less personal, focus. I actually decided this some time ago, but all that has really happened so far - is that I no longer post. However, this may not always be the case. This is not yet officially an "abandoned blog". I am not able to offer more than this at present.

Peace and blessings. xxx

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Depression: a message of hope

If you are in a dark place with your depression - even feeling suicidal - please know that it does get better. Realistically, it also gets worse again. It is a cycle. Just hold on. You are not alone, even if it feels that way.

I have been, and am, going through my own dark times. That is why I haven't been posting much on here. Also, I don't feel that it helps me, or anyone else, if I only ever use this blog to rant at length - and I am not even up to doing this at the moment.

Keep going as much as you possibly can, and recognise your own achievements, however small. Try not to be hard on yourself for not achieving more.

Sending love to anyone out there who is struggling right now, and reads this post. Please take care. There is hope. I believe in you.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Quietly suffering

I believe that the mental health services, and those who provide these services, need to recognise that it is not only extreme behaviour that needs to be recognised, but also extreme emotions.  Those who implode and self-destruct will always tend to be ignored, and are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all.  It is wrong, and can potentially cost lives.

I also believe that they should help more with social issues, such as housing problems, and not go into "not my department" mode so readily.

The fact that mental and physical health are so closely connected, is also not recognised as much as it should be.  You cannot treat one, but ignore the other.  It simply does not work. 

Not much else to say at present, but felt the need to say something.  Peace and blessings to all who read this post.