Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest

On the weekend my boyfriend and I were watching American Gods (which is an alright tv show, by the way). There was a character on there who was upset a lot, not showing any emotion, feeling that everything was just a bit pointless. My boyfriend kept saying how annoying and unfair to other people she… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Losing Interest

Mental Health Mondays: Putting the Pro in Prozac

I've been speaking about the experience of coming off anti-depressants for a few weeks now (here and here), and now comes the time to start talking about my experience with starting a new one. This is the fourth anti-depressant that I've been on in my life, and all of those in under 18 months. Safe… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Putting the Pro in Prozac

Mental Health Monday: Coming Off Anti- Depressants Again

I've written about my experience with coming off anti-depressants before, but seeing as this is my second time switching meds within a year I thought I would create another post to share my experience this time round and see if anything is different. DAY 1 & 2 My biggest feeling during these two days was… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Coming Off Anti- Depressants Again

Mental Health Mondays: Changing My Medication

Since my lovely open letter to my anti-depressants, a lot has changed with my mental health. The biggest thing was a drop in my mood and a rise in my symptoms, but I also experienced a really bad side effect. When I took all of this information to my doctor we decided to change my… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Changing My Medication

Mental Health Mondays: An Open Letter to My Anti-Depressants

Look, I know we don't talk much unless I can't find you and I'm hunting through my drawers searching for you, but I thought we should talk. I wanted to say thank you for all the stuff you do for me. For helping me get out of bed every day. For letting me sleep at… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: An Open Letter to My Anti-Depressants

Mental Health Mondays: When You Don’t Know What’s Wrong

I woke up today feeling really tired and grumpy, and just like I didn't want to get out of bed. For most people, this might be part of their daily wake up routine, but for me it was a sign that I was going to have a Bad Day. A Bad Day is different from… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: When You Don’t Know What’s Wrong

Mental Health Monday: My Support Network

Living in three houses in three states in under a year has wreaked havoc on my support network. The first thing they teach you in mental well being school is to establish a good support network and as for their help when you need it. This is a lot easier said than done, but if… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: My Support Network

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

Mental Health Mondays: It Actually Does Get Better!

A  few days ago I experienced a step forward in my mental health. But it wasn't a huge moment of realization. It wasn't me suddenly being cured. It wasn't me finally winning the fight against my depression. It was just me and the cat sitting on the couch while my partner made himself some food,… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: It Actually Does Get Better!

Mental Health Mondays: Saying Goodbye to My Psychologist

Even though my partner and I have lived in Darwin for more than four months now, I've still been in contact with my psychologist from Queensland during that time. She would just give me a call every two or three weeks to check in on me and see how I was settling in and establishing… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Saying Goodbye to My Psychologist

Mental Health Mondays: I’m Always Tired

When I tell my partner that I'm tired, every time his response is 'You're always tired'. No exceptions. This isn't the most supportive thing he could say to me, but he's kind of right. Most days I wake up tired, and if by some miracle I manage to have some energy in the morning, by… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I’m Always Tired