World Mental Health Day 2018

Today is World Mental Health Day and I wanted to give those who might be suffering a bit of hope. I'm so much better than I was this time last year, I can't believe in the change. There were times that I didn't think I'd ever get back to 'normal' but here I am back... Continue Reading →

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A year ago

It's a year ago since I started my recovery from depression. A year ago since Havin'alaugh sent me a voucher for a seaweed bath. A year ago since the beach walk where I started taking photos again. A year ago since life stopped feeling like I was trudging through treacle. A year ago since I... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Old Haunts

Today I went up to a famine village with the Coolaney Drawing Project. We have been visiting various places near our village and drawing them. The last time I went up to the village with the group was last year. I remember being deeply depressed and never thinking I'd ever feel better. Just going through... Continue Reading →

Coffee mornings and connections

Ah lads the insomnia is getting out of control. I haven't had the phone next to the bed for a week and I'm still wide awake at 2am. All sorts of things go through my head, it's like a non-stop movie. I finally gave up and came downstairs and here I am....prepare for a ramble.... Continue Reading →

Havin’aLaugh Coffee Mornings

  I was just chatting to Tommy Marren on Mid West Radio about the Social Coffee Mornings in The Blind Tiger, Sligo. I explained about why the coffee mornings came about due to my mental health issues and I told Tommy all about the Havin'aLaugh Charity and how it helped me so much. Last year... Continue Reading →

Feeling Grateful on Good Friday

It's been a mixed bag of a week. After the stumble there were a couple more wobbles. It teaches me I'm not invincible and to pay more head of my feelings so that's a good thing. What became clear this week was that although I'm a fairly isolated person it has been people who have... Continue Reading →

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