Mental Health Mondays: I Love My Doctor

Finding a really good doctor that you truly love who can actually help you with what you need is one of the hardest challenges of adult life. If you add in a mental illness this makes it even harder to find a healthcare provider who can really understand your needs. And if on top of… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I Love My Doctor

Mental Health Mondays: No One is Listening

I've been in the mental health game for a while now. On and off bouts of depression since I was twelve, combined with 18 months going on an eternity of the worst, most inescapable depression I've ever experienced makes me a self-proclaimed expert. This doesn't make me more qualified or knowledgeable than a mental health… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: No One is Listening

Mental Health Mondays: My Specialist Appointment

This week I finally had my appointment with a depression specialist (also known as a psychiatrist). The lead up to this appointment had been particularly tense for me. I wasn't very hopeful about the outcome and was feeling like it might just be easier to give up on my mental health, and I was also… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: My Specialist Appointment

Mental Health Mondays: Why I Take Anti Depressants

The first time anti-depressants were suggested to me by my doctor I was in year twelve, and had been dragged to the doctor by my mum who thought something was up with me, no matter how much I rolled my eyes and insisted I was fine. My family doctor handed my a K10 test and… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Why I Take Anti Depressants

Storytime: Sarah and the Day From Hell

Gather round everyone, because I'd like to tell you a story about my day today. A story about the worst day ever. It all began when I woke early to go to a doctors appointment to find that what was previously a sore ear had now become swollen, incredibly painful, and seriously infected. Great stuff.… Continue reading Storytime: Sarah and the Day From Hell