Tag Archives: mental health

I can’t tell my mother that I’m drowning

Almost 2 weeks on and I still have the remnants of this ‘flu from hell’ that won’t piss off and let me get on with my non-life. I’ve never been hit by a virus like this nor has it ever … Continue reading

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Weekends are becoming increasingly unbearable

It’s actually harder to go out here than it was in Rochester at weekends, as much as I hate to admit that.  There seems to be a higher percentage of families with children living here and these are the last … Continue reading

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Reopened wounds, present failure

If you exclude the 3 week period that I had to return to the US to get the rest of my stuff and tie up loose ends, I’ve been here 4 months now.  In that time, I’ve applied for a … Continue reading

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Trapped alone in a world that I fear and a body that I hate

I’m over the worst of the flu, but my mental health continues to slowly deteriorate. The clock is ticking away and failure is imminent. I am unable to face the world and I’m hopelessly out of my depth and completely … Continue reading

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Referred to the wrong place (yet again)

I received a letter today from the NHS operated mental health organization that I’d been told to ‘self refer’ to by my GP telling me that they are unable to help me, as they are only commissioned to treat ‘low … Continue reading

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You don’t have to hold on; sometimes pain never ends

I got into an argument with someone on Facebook about a subject that seems to be taboo and off limits for most people….the subject of suicide and mortality. It seems that whenever I try to explain to people that I … Continue reading

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Emotional validation from an unexpected source

My uncle came over earlier and we talked for quite a while. I wasn’t exactly in the mood, but I’m glad he came over. My mum often criticizes him for being aloof and not thinking of other, but that isn’t … Continue reading

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