Running on Empty

Feeling both physically and mentally drained. Its been a while since my last post, but this past month has been exhausting. I feel I’m just going through the motions. I have completed my one on one counseling sessions with Bury Healthy Minds and am now on a waiting list for group anxiety therapy. Their will … Continue reading

Anxiety is Building Up

Anxiety is building up and can feel i’m struggling / fighting off a panic attack. I’ve had a lovely few days with my parents who came to visit and i’m quite proud of myself i pushed myself a lot and survived big crowds and lots of decision making. Even though it was family i am … Continue reading

Trouble Communicating

I have trouble communicating. May sound very silly saying that while I’m writing a blog about my Road to Recovery. But communication isn’t just about talking. There’s hearing, talking, writing, feeling, expressing myself the list goes on, everyday we communicate with each other a vast number of ways and I have always struggled. Hearing: I … Continue reading

Invisible Disabilities

I suffer from a number of Invisible Disabilities including Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, being hard of hearing and having musculoskeletal disorders. On a good day people would never know, but there are times when some help is needed. I’m very conscious of my disabilities and don’t like to let it show it. Probably stems from the stigma … Continue reading

Domestic Abuse

Well this is going to be another very difficult post, so apologies for any rambling. I have chatted with numerous people about certain aspects of what happened, but i don’t think anyone knows the full in’s and out’s of the events. In 2004 I moved from London to Manchester with my Partner at the time … Continue reading

It’s OK to be Me

Well I’ve had 2 sessions of counselling so far in my current round of treatment. A number of things have come up that i’m currently working through. I’ve got to encourage myself and teach myself “Its OK to be Me” I’m a very sensitive person and take almost everything to heart, during counselling we worked … Continue reading

Failing when doing things correctly…

I Seem to be cursed when I try do things the correct way it always seems to go wrong. I paid Bury Council to take Bulky Waste away and they have refused. I am classed as disabled and have tried to do everything correctly. I booked through the Bury council website on the 2nd January … Continue reading

Life has Stopped

3 Years ago my life came crashing down around me and hasn’t really moved on from there. Greater Manchester Police have ruined my life! I don’t blame the individual officers but the force as a whole. It could have and should have been dealt with differently. Maybe if it it had Greater Manchester Police wouldn’t … Continue reading

Therapy.. All Change

Well after another counselling session and explaining about my nightmares and being angry. The Counselor was very Good, listened, understand and made made changes. So Its all stop on therapy that I’ve been doing, Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy (PMRT). We have decided to stop this as its causing unwanted and unintentional side effects. We are … Continue reading

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today. Let’s remove the stigma for the 1in4 together. One in four of us will experience mental health issues at some point in our lives, and many of us will support the 1 in 4. We need a revolution in mental health services. If you need support, contact your local Mind or … Continue reading

Dyslexia Awareness Week

Its Dyslexia Awareness week! I’ve suffered from Dyslexia all my life, its not something that’ll go away or can be cured. Its something that i have to continue learning to cope with. It caused me huge issues in school and in my work life, but there has been alot of help and support out there … Continue reading

Starting Treatment

Well I’ve started having treatment through Healthy minds Bury. Only had one session so far. Since my Breakdown in 2013 I’ve been asking and asking my GP and any mental health workers I come into contact with. Asking and sometimes pleading to have someone to talk to, someone i can discuss what happened, what i … Continue reading