Finding your Light

Depression is not a be-all or end-all. There is a light at the end of a seemingly dark and gloomy tunnel; I’ve been there and I am fighting. This blog post speaks truth and wisdom about an illness that so many people still do not understand or know how to confront or discuss with those that it affects. I am incredibly proud of Kirsty as she is proof that with enough determination, will power and positivity, anything is possible. Please give this blog a read, whether you suffer from depression yourself, know someone that does, or would like to educate yourself more about this highly stigmatised illness; you will even see a tiny little snippet from myself hidden in it about my own struggles with this illness. Please also subscribe to this blog as it truly is beautifully written and genuinely comes from the heart, it is always a joy to read.

Shine Your Light

If you suffer from depression, I can imagine that for a lot of the time you struggle to see a light at the end of the tunnel; you have been trapped in this existence for so long you don’t remember what ‘normality’ feels like. I know because I was there. For so long there was no silver lining in sight; no light at the end of the tunnel or any light inside of myself. That had been extinguished a long time ago. In Britain, one in four adults exist like this; with a mixture of depression and anxiety being the most common type of mental illness. Unfortunately, mental illnesses do not discriminate when it comes to age as it is also estimated one in ten children and young adults also suffer. * The pressures children and young adults are under in the twenty-first century are overwhelming. From school, to the…

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I am Miserable

Just by looking at the title of this post, I’m pretty sure you will know how this post is likely to go about and the tone in which it will take.

To cut a long story short: I am miserable. It has come to the point where I find myself feeling more upset and detached from myself than I do actually feeling genuinely happy or content in life. And that shouldn’t be the case, surely? I’m twenty-two and should be loving life right now. I’m young and still have the rest of my life in front of me, yet I feel horrible and lost on a regular basis.

I’ve been considering why I’ve been feeling the way I have for a long time now and I’ve come to the conclusion that the following three obstacles have been major contributing factors to my long-term unhappiness and discontent: Continue reading