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The Big White Room

Since taking the Venlafaxine, I’ve felt different. I’ve felt a little bit lighter, mentally and emotionally. In some ways this is better but in some ways it’s not. 555 more words

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Of Course, It's All Easier When Things Are Going Well

Accept what is. Sit with it. Tolerate your feelings. Don’t resist.

This is wisdom. I know it’s the right path. One way or another, it’s what I tell myself every day. 1,029 more words



I’ve moved to university!

I moved last Sunday so today marks almost a week of being here. I officially start on Monday (two days!). I’m living in halls that are about 10 minutes walk from the campus, and 20 minutes walk from the city centre. 358 more words

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Day #1

Today, I decided that after two years that I’d like to wean myself off my antidepressants. The reason I have decided to do this is that ever since I have been on venlafaxine, I may have more stable moods, but my mind is constantly cloudy. 306 more words


Distress Tolerance - Session Four (plus an update!)

Yesterday I had my penultimate session of Distress Tolerance. This session focused on self soothing. This can be done using the five senses, and is useful when distress is so acute that mindfulness cannot be used. 500 more words

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My brain - the ultimate saboteur

The fortnight that has just passed has been incredibly hectic. I will make this concise as possible but so much has happened and I wish I’d written a post sooner. 717 more words

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NOTE: I am not a doctor, I am only writing about my PERSONAL experience with psychiatric medication, and other people’s experiences may differ a lot. Please see a doctor if you have any concerns about psychiatric medication. 450 more words

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