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Showing posts from November, 2015

Living with anxiety & depression

As many of you know, last year I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression (A&D). However, a lot has happened since then; some good, some not so good. I guess this post is partially an update, and partially for anybody interested in the kind of life and struggles I face on a day-to-day basis. In my first blog post about my illnesses, I spoke about having Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mostly to combat the depression, but occasionally focusing on the anxiety and panic attacks. I'm not going to lie, it was useless . I had six sessions in a tired looking, cold building with a woman who looked at me with so much pity as if my pet had just died. Also, I am totally aware that I do not think rationally, but she just kept trying to make me realise this, but never actually helping me think rationally. She would get me to fill in a form every week which was basically just to check I didn't want to try and kill myself that week; it was a waste of time. The only useful thing

Every life matters - #PrayForPeace

I don't really know where to start with this, but in light of the horrific tragedies that have happened in the past few days, I need to address it.  Obviously everybody is fully aware of the absolutely heartbreaking terror attacks that happened in Paris on Friday, but why is not everybody aware of all of the other events that happened on that day too? The entirety of my Facebook homepage last night was full of people changing their profile picture to the French flag colours and sharing the #PrayForParis image (myself included), but why is it only the Parisians that we seem to care about? On the same day, there was an earthquake which triggered a tsunami in Japan and an earthquake in Baja California, Mexico; a day before there was another terrorist attack by ISIS in Beirut killing 43 and wounding 239 (for now), a terrorist attack in Baghdad by ISIL killing at least 26 and injuring 46; and in April there was a terrorist attack in Kenya killing 147 people. Why has the world