Just Breathe through it

Generally when I hear someone say “just breathe through it” I want to punch that person in the face. Lately I have however come to see some merit in that advice. Or rather I am slowly accepting that yoga can have some real mental health benefits. I haven’t gotten a hang of the whole breathing … Continue reading Just Breathe through it

What do you do when there is nothing you can do?

To see life slowly slip through the fingers of someone you love, to see joy and laughter be replaced by worry or indifference is painful and trying for both your heart and your patience. When your next of kin suffer from mental illness and you stand helplessly by their side... Few things are as painful. … Continue reading What do you do when there is nothing you can do?

Don’t try to get well without your antidepressants, it’s not brave, it’s stupid

Asking for help can be difficult. To accept the help given, even more so. When you accept that you are not well and that you need help you also have to confront the stigma around mental illness which ads a whole other dimension to your struggle. “I’m going to try to get well without antidepressants” … Continue reading Don’t try to get well without your antidepressants, it’s not brave, it’s stupid