Supporting Someone With an Anxiety Disorder

Seeing someone you love and care for struggling with an Anxiety Disorder can be a really difficult and sometimes scary experience. There may well be times you are left feeling frustrated and feeling at a loss on how to help them. I have been on both sides of the coin, the one with the MentalContinue reading “Supporting Someone With an Anxiety Disorder”

Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

Embarrassed Ashamed Guilt Judged Alone A Burden Weak Self-critical Failure These are just some of the feelings I have felt towards my Mental Health, and towards myself. After all, I am 40 years old, I should have had everything sussed out a long time ago. I am an adult, an adult shouldn’t react to situationsContinue reading “Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?”

Living in Survival Mode

I have done a lot of thinking over the last 19 hours or so, and I have come to realise a few things. I may be totally wrong and over-analysing myself, which isn’t necessarily a good thing. When it comes down to the amount of worrying that I do, which I do a hell ofContinue reading “Living in Survival Mode”

Revelations

Today I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I wasn’t sure whether to write about it on here, but the need to write and to talk about it out weighed the fear of sharing it. Writing is my way of processing information. The first thing I felt was relief; for a while now IContinue reading “Revelations”

Walking for Mental Health

It’s funny isn’t it; we know what is good for us and what helps to boost our Mental Health, but when we are struggling with our Mental Health it is really difficult to do. Yesterday, as part of my CBT Homework, I went for a walk. I have to admit I really had to pushContinue reading “Walking for Mental Health”

I Am Stronger Than My Struggles

I made the decision to delete my last post. A combination of lack of sleep and high Anxiety did not make for enjoyable reading, and let’s face it, my posts have started to sound very similar. Yes, I am really struggling with my Anxiety, my mood has taken a nose dive into the depths. But,Continue reading “I Am Stronger Than My Struggles”

Mental Health Awareness- just how aware are we

I used to believe that other people could see my Anxiety or see how Low I was feeling. Anxiety makes me feel awful and I can feel myself shaking so I was certain everyone else could see it. They can’t!! Only the people that know me well can pick up on the subtle outward signs.Continue reading “Mental Health Awareness- just how aware are we”

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