Monday, 15 June 2015

recovery.



I've touched on it briefly a few times over the past few months, but I had been struggling with my mental health quite a bit. I've experienced anxiety and depression a number of times throughout my life, and this was one of the more serious bouts. 


I didn't let it affect my day job, but it affected pretty much every other aspect of my life. This blog, my home, my relationships, my confidence... it felt like everything was falling by the wayside. I didn't want to do anything. I didn't want to exist. I don't know if my mum or my friends got sick of me moaning about life, but I am so glad I had them to talk to. 

Sometimes, those close to you aren't enough to help fix whatever has gone wrong in your brain/life. I finally got help to deal with my negative thoughts and over-analysing, and I'm pleased to say that a few months on, I've been discharged from the Depression and Anxiety Service, for the third time! 

What I have to remember, is that this isn't a magic fix. I'm not going to never have bad days, weeks.. I could even relapse. But I've been given the tools to fix myself and it's going to take a lot of work, but hopefully one day soon I won't let negative thoughts seep in and take over.


If you've been struggling lately I'd seriously recommend going to see your GP, or referring yourself to your local depression and anxiety service (try googling DAS NHS to find your nearest one). 

Things can and will get better.



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6 comments

  1. Sorry to hear of your struggles.

    I have had my own mental Health struggles throughout my teens and 20's and I found talking to The Samaritans such a great help and comfort.

    So much so I've now become a Samaritan myself.

    It's worth remembering that they're there for those who need to talk 24/7 365 days a year, they're confidential and non judgemental.

    It's good to talk. :)

    Tans

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  2. There's never a magic fix, no one can escape from themselves. My biggest problem is that I don't feel anything anymore.

    /Avy

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  3. I'm really happy to hear things are looking up for you. I, for one, think you're quite brave to live with the constant struggle and the sudden stumbles into deep dark ditches. You've got to be strong to pull yourself out of those, and you've done it more than once? That's fantastic. You are an inspiration. ♥

    www.carlyandmoth.blogspot.com

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  4. Really sorry to hear this, but I'm glad you realise it will get better!:) my blog is all about self help for depression and anxiety if you want to check it out! Keep up the positive thinking!
    www.beckieeschle.com

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  5. Thinking of you lots as you work through to recovery. Mental health issues can be incredibly daunting, it must be said. Congrats for being discharged, that's a great step!

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  6. Be strong hun! Congrats on being discharged ❤️❤️❤️

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