DepressionDiaries: Dogsitter for an afternoon

I didn’t sleep well last night; Surprise, surprise(!) and I didn’t get out of  bed until 2pm. The only reason I got up at all was because my mum wanted me to help get some stuff over to my grandparent’s house for their anniversary. When I entered the home I realised that my aunt’s dogContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: Dogsitter for an afternoon”

DepressionDiaries: A very busy but very good day

I slept through the night! I went to sleep at approximately 11pm and didn’t wake up until 10am this morning which I planned to do. After weeks of not sleeping until the early hours of the morning having a night like this where I actually sleep during the night is a miracle. I wanted toContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: A very busy but very good day”

DepressionDiaries: Why I love ‘Inside Out’

I know this is months late for a review of the movie but I’ve just been thinking about how the movie Inside Out is not only entertaining but also educational. If you haven’t seen the movie I recommend that you because there are spoilers ahead. So it’s clear that the main character, Riley, goes throughContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: Why I love ‘Inside Out’”

DepressionDiaries: I slept nearly all day… again!

Its four in the afternoon and I’ve only just fully woken up. I woke up at 10am to take my tablet as usual then fell straight back to sleep, I was too tired to even think about getting up. The same thing happened yesterday and the day before that. I’ve been too wired to sleepContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: I slept nearly all day… again!”

DepressionDiaries: Addiction to Fiction

Usually addictions are classified as smoking, drinking, self harming e.t.c. Granted I used to be addicted to self harming and I still occasionally do it if I am feeling really low but I don’t think its an addiction for me anymore more like a last resort method to deal with stress. Now however I realiseContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: Addiction to Fiction”

DepressionDiaries: Movie night fears

I just got back from a movie marathon at the cinema I went to today with my friends I had a great time though since the whole sexual harassment incident, going out with my friends at 9pm scared the hell out of me. Even the prospect of walking across a road so late at nightContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: Movie night fears”

DepressionDiaries: I need a routine

As I said I would do in my previous post, I discussed my problems with sleep with my counsellor. We both think that my sleep pattern may have got worse because of the distress that the sexual harassment incident caused me. However, my sleep was pretty bad before the incident so he suggested that myContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: I need a routine”

DepressionDiaries: My sleep pattern is so messed up

        It is currently 2:15 in the morning and I am wide awake. I slept from 5am until about 2pm today. I’ve been having a few nights like this where I don’t sleep until dawn and then sleep most of the day. Even after spending so much time asleep today I started feeling tired atContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: My sleep pattern is so messed up”

DepressionDiaries: Songs for the depressed

I really love these 5 songs because I can relate to them and some of them make me feel better about my depression. Here are the 5 songs: Nightcore – I’m gonna show you crazy: This song makes me think of accepting that I am mentally ill and not being worried about hiding it any longer.Continue reading “DepressionDiaries: Songs for the depressed”

DepressionDiaries: Feeling better

The last couple of days have been tough. I’ve felt suicidal and self harmed again by scratching and punching myself. Over the past two nights since the sexual harassment incident I couldn’t sleep until around 5-6 am. So a very tough couple of days. Today I went to the police station to make a statementContinue reading “DepressionDiaries: Feeling better”

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