World Health Day 2017 – Depression

World Health Day 2017 – Depression

“This weather is so depressing” “I’m so depressed about Manchester United losing at the weekend” Depression, depressed, depressing – they’re all rather overused words. And yet they don’t do justice to what the reality of clinical depression is....
Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

Responding to Self-Harm #TakeCare

It’s seen as something attention seeking teenagers do. It’s seen as a preserve of the ‘mentally ill’. It’s seen as a passing phase, perhaps as ‘nothing serious’. And yet. It’s the leading cause of death for  adults...
Hoping and Healing

Hoping and Healing

I do not have a victorious healing story. I did not have a flash of light which made everything ‘okay’. I did not wake up one day sick, and another day, well. I have not been healed. Yet I have hope. For me, hope has been healing. Choosing to hope when...