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Mental health and the work environment.

From my own personal experiences I have found that there is little or no support in the workplace for people suffering with a mental illness. When I first returned to work, after being diagnosed with acute anxiety and depression, I was basically thrown right back into the deep end, without any instruction or guidance. 698 more words

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Night Vision

A tangerine moon rose above the trees.
Leafless branches teased the edges of the night,
rising against the light,
stretching black lace against the rising. 128 more words

Spiritual Contemplation

Not-so-happy pills: the starting line.

I wish someone had told me not to read the side effects of my anti-depressants. Mainly because it took so bloody long, but also because the side effects were everything from yawning to a heart attack. 458 more words

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Getting to grips with it.

The morning of my first visit to the doctor’s I was in a bit of a state. I was so nervous, I couldn’t stop fidgeting and I felt like I was going to throw up. 391 more words

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Faking it?

Here’s a wonderful article about a woman who’s standing up and making her voice heard against advice given to employers on employee’s who might be “faking it” 11 more words

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What's that coming over the hill? Anxiety and depression.

“I couldn’t get my words out and my body was shaking uncontrollably.”

The first time I knew that something was not quite right with my state of mind was when I had a breakdown in work.

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Introduction to an alienated mind.

Why am I here? I ask myself. I’m not up to date with blogging. I don’t know that I’m here with anything important to say, as such. 311 more words

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