Mental Health

Mental Illness or a Mental Health Problem?

Do I have I have a mental Illness or mental health problems? We can have problems with our mental health in the same way we can have problems with our physical health, but I believe calling a serious mental illness 'mental health problems' is wrong! It is belittling to the seriousness of the illness and the complications that sufferers have to endure.

Mental Illness

Escaping The Housebound Chains

I am living in my little germ-free incubator as the result of being housebound for nearly a year. But everything is changing; I now have a support worker to take me out and get me used to public transport and busy places again. We took the bus to town on Thursday, which was nerve-wracking but a huge step forward.

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Sleep

Sleep – The Indifference of Inertia

It is morning; at least it is for most. Mine can't officially start yet, though. I am trapped in the no man's land between sleep and wake. It's a strange place to be, this 'no man's land.' Everything in the room is foggy and my eyes won't focus. My coordination is out of sync by three inches. My thoughts are incoherent and my inner voice is still snoring her head off ...

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Depression

Can We Really Talk About Depression?

Apart from being a cruel, pain in the butt, depression is a real and horrible illness that affects up to 1 in 4 of the population at some time in their lives. Depression is the ugly sister of illness; the one hidden away and not discussed. The one that seems to make people feel ashamed...