Turning a negative Sunday into a positive (Blog 10)

Today wasn’t such a good day for my mind.  It was foggy and I was unable to think.  I didn’t want to go outside.  I couldn’t remember if I had taken my medication or not, perhaps that was the problem, so I took a pill just in-case.  I was supposed...
I joined a local bike club! (Blog 9)

I joined a local bike club! (Blog 9)

Today was a good day!  Yesterday I had my psychiatric assessment and was told that due to lack of resources, I would wait 3 months for group therapy and psychological services in Falkirk, has an eleven-month waiting list.  On average, 2 people die each day from...
Today I had psychiatric evaluation.  (Blog 8)

Today I had psychiatric evaluation. (Blog 8)

I woke up with Maria licking my nostrils – she was really into it.  I opened my eyes in disgust and saw Maria with her eyes wide-open staring into mine.  Satisfied I was awake, Maria lay down, with her head on the other pillow and lifted her legs into the...
I’m not mad it’s just my …  (Blog 4)

I’m not mad it’s just my … (Blog 4)

Woke up this morning and was almost jumping for joy … I got my period!  I leaned over and cuddled Maria telling her, I’m not mad … it’s just my period!  I felt absolutely no anxiety all day.  Nothing … it was gone.  No dread.  It was just me …...
Today I wanted to die.(Blog 3)

Today I wanted to die.(Blog 3)

This morning I went for our usual 8-mile walk with Maria, along the Forth and Clyde canal and using the magnificent Helix network of paths, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to travel throughout Falkirk on specially designated paths.  The sun was shining, the...

Today I called the Samaritans … (Blog 1)

Today I called the Samaritans.  And then I called Breathing Space.  My anxiety about nothing in particular, has consumed me, along with a feeling of dread that something bad is going to happen. Which makes no sense whatsoever, because I know nothing bad is going to...
Public Speaking and my Mental Health – How I Do It.

Public Speaking and my Mental Health – How I Do It.

Tomorrow I’m one of the speakers at the Global Care Gathering in Ayrshire, Scotland. This international event, created by Who Cares Scotland, is for those who have experienced the care system and I’m amongst an incredible line up of inspirational speakers,...