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Tag: Depression

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Meet Críostóir

Throughout these few articles I’d like to share with you my experiences. I’ll look at I have coped with my mental problems and how I’ve overcome and confronted some of the challenges I’ve faced. My hope is by sharing my own story I can help others to find the strength to take the next step in their own journey.

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My First Day in the Hospital

I awake early and look over my bags. I packed last night, but I have no idea whether I’ve even brought the right stuff. I’ve never stayed in a hospital before. I’ve never known anyone who was in a psych ward. Sitting on my bed, I have a few silent tears. My room is a complete mess. It hasn’t been cleaned in weeks. There … Read More My First Day in the Hospital

Forgiving the People Who Let Me Down When I Was in the Hospital

There are so many people who let me down when I was in the hospital. More than I ever could have imagined there’d be. Being honest, I’m quite bitter about it. But I need to let go of that bitterness. One thing I never wanted to be was bitter. I’ve always believed that bitterness halts you. It keeps you in a moment that’s already … Read More Forgiving the People Who Let Me Down When I Was in the Hospital

An Empathetic Gesture.

She’ll probably forever be in my thoughts as a person whose small action eased my burden a tiny bit.

A Night Out From Hell

A night out I really shouldn’t have attended.

Reasons I’m Not Grateful for my Mental Illness

Depression and anorexia don’t just make you sad and hungry. They affect almost every aspect of your life. 

Reasons I’m Grateful for my Mental Illness.

There are so many reasons that I’m not grateful for my mental illness. I’ll be writing about those soon, but I thought I’d start with the positives.

Dark Times

These dark times began when I fell in love and lost my friends.

The Alfie Diaries-Comfort

I never doubted his love for me, or for the rest of my family, but I think we always had something of a special bond.

I’m Strong Even if I Breakdown.

I am strong even if I have a breakdown. In fact, I may be stronger after I do.

My Mental Health Journey (So Far).

Talking you through the mental health issues I’ve suffered from.

Episode 9- Ruth Hoban Discusses Mental Illness.

Ruth Hoban discusses her battle with mental illness.