I get why people like Christmas. I really do. People celebrate family, love, and togetherness. It's supposedly the 'happiest time of the year.' But for many people, Christmas can be a difficult time. An emotional roller-coaster that takes off whether or not we want it to. The media inundates us with images of
*Warning* this post may contain triggers. It was three years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday. The year I persistently tried to end my life. I always say, it’s strange the things one remembers. I live with fibromyalgia which causes a range of cognitive impairments including problems remembering. I forget
You’re hanging from a fragile thread, ready, wanting and willing to let go and then someone opens their mouth to ridicule you or hurt you just because they can.
For the chronically ill, renting can be more than just a battle for shelter over one’s head. It is also a constant fight to safeguard one’s health.
Dear Friend, I can see that you have lost hope. You have not been yourself lately. I see your tears, and I noticed that you no longer smile. I wanted to tell you that you’re not alone. Two years ago, when my brokenness and despair climbed to unimaginable heights I decided to end
For many people, Christmas can be a hard time of year. Grief, loneliness, loss of things and people loved, and depression are just some of the factors that may make the holiday a trying time. In a blog I wrote for Depression Alliance, I share seven things that you can do
Christmas can be a trying time for people living with chronic illnesses and depression. Many of us with fibromyalgia know the challenge all too well. No wonder Last year the Samaritans received close to 250,000 calls from people suffering from depression and stress across the UK. 86257