Autism Diagnosis

Since my nervous breakdown in 2013, I have been visiting the GP, going to counselling and even had a number of unexpected trips to Hospital. They seem to be finding more and more things wrong with me. First it was anxiety, depression and PTSD. Then they discovered I was partially deaf and classed as hard … Continue reading

Asperger’s Syndrome

During a counselling session last week the Counsellor has admitted  that he is only able to help so far and has identified a number of things. We have been looking at things in depth and using mood diary’s to help. But a lot of the underlying issues we found are ingrained in my mind and … Continue reading

Conflicting Beliefs

I’ve been continuing with my counselling and its been going quite well and we have been zeroing in on certain ideals/beliefs that i have grown up with and has been quite surprising in some of the “answers.” I have always believed in the best of people, even if others have warned me about them or … Continue reading

Where to start?

Argh! Don’t know where to start or what to do for the best. I have so many different issues both physically and mentally that need addressing. I have noticed however all these issues overlap and interact with one another. The way the mental health team and the GP work is to focus on one issue … Continue reading


This Is The Place A Poem by Tony Walsh Manchester! This is the place in the North West of England It’s ace, it’s the best and the songs that we sing From the stands, from our bands set the whole planet shaking Our inventions are legends! There’s nowt we can’t make and So we make … Continue reading

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