Depression & Anxiety

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Depression and Anxiety

When is a carrot not a carrot…?

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety, tired and emotional takes on a whole new meaning. Today, I’m tired and emotional. I’ve spent weeks dealing with winter viruses that have come and gone and come again on top of which I’ve been working on some amazing business development opportunities for clients and friends. After a […]

Are thoughts of suicide deadly?

by Deb Shugg
What choice to I have - living with depression & anxiety

When you live with depression and anxiety suicide can be deadly! If you’ve ever heard the phrase, time heals all wounds, you’ll be familiar with the fact that the more time that’s passed since the wounding, the more pragmatic you can be about it. The more circumspect. I suspect this is a combination of how […]

Is stranger danger a myth?

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety stuff can quickly get complicated. Today I was talking with an older woman who has been teaching Philosophy and Psychology for over 30 years. She is a delight. And every word she speaks is intended to help me better understand the questions I ask. I’m not necessarily a […]

F**k you mental illness!!

by Deb Shugg
Depression and anxiety -mental illness

When you live with depression and anxiety, swearing seems to come naturally!! When I look back over my life, since the time I was 9 years old, there doesn’t seem to have been a time when I wasn’t dealing with ‘mental health’ issues!! From my overwhelming separation anxiety to the inability to manage being at […]

Where have all the flowers gone…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety

When you live with depression and anxiety things seem to disappear without notice. It’s true that I’ve spent a lot of time wondering how I ended up in the emotional places I have. I’ve tried to work out why I’m like ‘this’ and what, on earth, I’ve done to deserve ‘this’! When we’ve sunk to […]