Tag Archives: Depression

I’m still here. Still. – A personal journey in the Irish mental health services

So I’ve just informed my psychiatrist that over the Christmas period I was getting suicidal thoughts. She doesn’t even acknowledge it, just keeps writing on her chart as if I told her I was having pains in my arm or … Continue reading

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Living with Depression – a personal account on living with the “common cold” of mental illnesses

The first thing I’ll say is Yes, this is looking for attention. Get over it. Depression is considered to be the “common cold” of mental illness in terms of how common it is. Yet, because of the huge stigma around … Continue reading

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