Depression

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Depression and Anxiety

When the ships roll in…

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety ships roll in and then you watch them roll away again. I’ve had this Otis Redding song stuck in my head for a few days so I’ve been wondering if it’s trying to tell me something. Is it a clue to what I’m feeling in the depths of […]

To be or not to be….

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety, what happens when your parents get it wrong? Most of you know many of the details of my childhood and its continuing assault on the way I see the world! So I’m not going to bore you by repeating it but an interesting thought crossed my mind recently […]

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 […]

F**k you mental illness!!

by Deb Shugg
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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 […]

My truth about love

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety love is a most fluid concept!   I’ve been trapped in a cycle of writing and not publishing recently as I try to work through a number of issues that run unchecked through my brain. I’ve written perhaps tens of thousands of words and yet none of them […]