Claire Byrne Live

It was a shock to be asked to be on the Claire Byrne Live show talking about panic attacks, anxiety and depression. It's hard to condense over two years into two minutes though and I was very nervous so I didn't get to say all the things I wanted to say. To give you a... Continue Reading →

The turning point

It's two years ago since I hosted the first Havin'aLaugh Coffee Morning. Some of you might remember it, some of you might not so here's a bit of background. Around three years ago I got hit out of the blue with depression, I say hit because that's what it felt like. It seemed like one... Continue Reading →

Two years on

The pic on the left from 2017, the pic on the right 2019. A memory came up on my Facebook page today. It was me at the Sligo Summer Festival with Andy (my hubby). I remember it well. I was terrified. The smile hid the turmoil that was going on inside me. At that time... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Mental Health

I was reading about a workshop that is taking place next week with the HSE regarding mental health services (I still hate the term mental health but anyway). It got me thinking about my situation and how I felt it could have been handled differently. It took me a long time to pluck up the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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