A small attempt to try and explain my inner me, and why there are sometimes absences here on the blog.
Depression, Anxiety and me – an unhappy threesome.
If you have had depression, anxiety or any mental health diagnoses, you know how some days being out of bed is an achievement. If you haven’t ever suffered, my top tip to help you support others? Never, ever, ever, ask someone:
- if they are better now?
- to just cheer up
- to keep busy
- to stop worrying
as a starter.
Husband is incredibly awesome at doing what this image explains, as an instinctive and intuitive response to one of my sad days. He often says he has no idea how to help, which is the most frustrating thing about it for him. But the following images show him, and any other supporters, a few ideas on what to do.
One of the hardest things for me is to accept that on days where I feel stable, I still need to take care of myself, to stop the bad days coming.
I try and believe that…
though I know that too much caffeine may affect my insomnia or migraines (jury is still out for me…). Oh I am a joy – what a lucky husband he is!
Some days I feel like:
but I try and hold on to the fact that it is part of me, probably forever. It’s ok though if I remember that…