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Sleep

Treating Sleep Deprivation Part 1: Caffeine

Living with the daily consequences of a sleep disorder is harsh; the sleep disorder causes chronic sleep deprivation as well as a host of cognitive, and physical ailments. I have two choices; give up and die - which sometimes in my dark place, I find myself wanting to. Or, tackle it face on to give me a fighting chance

Depression

Depression Steals My Zest For Life

I describe depression in combination with darkness a lot and often liken this to living on the edge of death. It's not because I always sit without the lights on or want to die. It's because that's how an episode of depression leaves me feeling inside. My zest for life has gone to visit Great Auntie Anne.

Photo of a couple sitting in the sunset.
Mental Health

Your Relationship with Your Partner

The relationship you have with your partner is important for mental wellbeing. Excellent relationships can enhance mental wellbeing, but poor relationships may lead to stress, anxiety and depression. It is often a difficult subject to raise, but one worth considering for the benefit of both partners. Three simple things that can improve the quality of relationship with your partner are:

Mental Health

The Relationship You Have with Yourself

When it comes to mental wellbeing, different types of relationships are important. Probably the most important relationship is the one that you have with yourself. When mental health is poor, this is usually the first relationship to suffer and may be the hardest to fix. Things that you can do to help improve your relationship with yourself include:

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.