Mental Illness

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Depression and Anxiety

It goes bop when it stops…

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

When you live with depression and anxiety to be or not to be is less important than to run or not to run!   So far, the past few months have involved a significant transition. Not the least of which is that I’ve lost about 20kg of excess me! Secondly, I seem to have found […]

When the ships roll in…

by Deb Shugg
Depression and anxiety - PIRATES otis redding deb shugg

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 […]

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 […]

Finding comfort…

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

When you live with depression and anxiety finding comfort can be a trying thing. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life and possibly, part of my childhood. So I often wonder what it must be like to ‘normal’. You know what I mean… ‘normal’ like, everybody else is ‘normal’! This […]

Depression & anxiety – underneath your illness.

by Deb Shugg
Living with depression and anxiety - diary of secrets

When you live with depression & anxiety it’s too easy to let it define you. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for most of my adult life. At times it’s left me incapacitated and suicidal. At other times it’s been my defining persona; the thing that defines me amid my many affectations. But, for the […]