anxiety, depression, health, health and well being, mental health

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 World Mental Health Day 2018

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depression

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 Revisiting Old Haunts

anxiety, depression, Diary, Uncategorized

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 Coffee mornings and connections

charity, depression

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 Havin’aLaugh Coffee Mornings

depression, Diary, health, health and well being

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 Feeling Grateful on Good Friday