Depression

anxiety,Depression

Date : April 6, 2017Comments : 0

The problem with labelling people depressed or anxious

Labelling people depressed or anxious, I believe, is a big problem facing the mental health care system. I myself, the founder of Battle of Mind, was once labelled clinically depressed, suffering from acute social anxiety and at ‘clinical’ risk of suicide after taking a test that suggested I was 2 points scoring a full house on being sectioned into the British mental health system for my own safety and subscribed to the highest dose of citalopram possible. BUT, now, since recovery, I really do see a problem with the whole labelling me as someone who suffered depression/anxiety. In this blog post I am going to explore why I believe it isn’t good to make it so open to use terms such as depression and anxiety to label feelings.

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friendship-in-depression

Depression,Life Experience

Date : April 3, 2017Comments : 0

22 – “With a friend at hand you will see the light” – Friends – Elton John

I have a small but perfectly formed circle of good friends who I can trust with anything, and who, no matter how hard I push away, will not budge. They have seen me at my lowest and stuck around waiting for me to stick my head out of the hole again. Our friendships have been changed because of my illness though, and it makes me really sad to acknowledge that. Continue reading “22 – “With a friend at hand you will see the light” – Friends – Elton John”