Tag: Mental Health

I’m a man?

Yes, and here it is! Stiff upper lip. I’m a man. Strong. I’m a man. Burn stuff and take hipster photos of mountains. I’m a man. Depressed. I’m a man? Question every decision I make. I’m a man? Pretty sure I’m no good. I’m a man? You know something is wrong when you question your […]

Downward Spiral: Neil’s story

Everything was going well for Neil until he started having panic attacks. He walked in darkness for so many years, suffering with deep depression. He continued to suffer a lot of panic attacks, which he couldn’t understand. He tried all the conventional methods of man-made treatments and self help methods, but then he stumbled upon the Alpha Course and encountered Jesus and the Holy Spirit, […]

Wallow

It is really easy to wallow, and I don’t just mean in a nice, deep, hot bath with a Lush bath bomb (other brands are available, but Lush are definitely best), a decent pint and a book. I mean in anything. I wonder what immediately sprang to mind when you read the word ‘wallow’? For […]

Love

Do we ever stop and think? Put ourselves in the shoes of another? That’s what we’re told we should be doing, after all shouldn’t we be aware of just what it means to be aware of mental illness? My path is a familiar one – I met a bloke who was broken, down, lost, desperate […]

Help for fathers

This week, ‘Beat’ launched an online support group for fathers of people with eating disorders. The struggle of seeing someone you love in turmoil and being unable to fix it for them – it’s an all-consuming battle for everyone involved. And as is often the case in these situations, support for fathers is hard to […]