Beginning note: I have not mentioned light therapy. I haven’t tried it. It seems expensive to me (both for utility bills and initial pay out for equipment). It is proven to work though, and tackles the depression feelings of SAD, which is immensely useful. I think that coupled with the things below it would be […]
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Hello to 2016 and sort of a new/old direction for this blog. These MHM posts will continue, with links to the videos but I won’t link or blog about the book videos anymore, though I may do the odd review on here too. Anyway, to today’s topic, very relevant for January. Resolutions. Specifically, how the […]
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Crikey. Here we are at the end of 2015, and it’s been quite the year. This is the year I got my book deal, started my YouTube channel and really began to feel like everything might be coming together at last. Not merely in terms of my dreams coming to fruition but in terms of […]
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I wanted to be less upset about this than I was so, yeah… Also I don’t want to be misunderstood and I don’t want anyone I know to feel obligated. They’re not. This is about my inability to form bonds, the essential part of creating lasting friendships. It’s great that I can talk to people, […]
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Today I’m tackling the subject of what I like to call ‘the bullshit mantra’ – the varied and unpleasant nonsense my head likes to bully me with, especially when I’m at my most vulnerable or sad. We all have the voices of doubt in our heads, we all fret about fitting in, succeeding, being seen […]
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Talking today about the four things I try to keep an eye on and a routine with because I know doing so will help keep me level. Those four things are: Diet: Not diet-ing, just what I eat. I hate salad (not all salad just can’t eat it too frequently because it’s boring and doesn’t […]
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For me, and a few others people I’ve known who suffer from MH disorders, the first real signs of recovery involve a strange internal shift about going out. In that, rather than finding the thought of strange new places, or even familiar places that take a lot of psyching up to go to scary and […]
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This is not the book of the film, the film is the film of the book (what a mouthful!) and the two could not be more unalike. The film takes a lot of liberties with this material, it kinda has to as the story in here is jumbled and personal and contains a great deal […]
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Here’s week three of Mental Health Mondays, covering the topic of clinical depression. The symptoms, the reason I first suffered an episode of clinical depression and why I continue to. I give a very brief history of the circumstances leading to my first episode, in order to educate a little in how problems can build and multiply, leading to collapse. […]
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As promised, this is week two of mental health Monday (they will be every two weeks, especially as I appear to be cracking through a book every week for the reading challenge). Here I go into a little more depth about cyclothymia in general (not too much as I’m no expert only an informed sufferer) and […]
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