Hello my friends! It’s been so long since I wrote on here I’m not going to bother noting the excuses! One thing I will say is that I have failed at using wordpress and last night I discovered quite a bit of feedback and emails on a page I didn’t even realise I had. So keep on keeping on my friends, I will not ignore you.
I have branched out to twitter and that is where most of my writing goes, but sometimes 140 characters is far too little to tell the whole story. There is a great PND community on twitter. #PNDchat, #PNDhour which is an hour each week on Wednesdays at 8pm GMT discussing different topics: symptoms, where to get support, who to ask for help and so on. Also PNDDaddies for partners. If you search #mentalhealth you might find something for you. However, I cannot tell you how important it is to talk to friends, relatives and professional mental health specialists. Believe me, I don’t always do it and I bury a lot of stuff inside. But when I do speak out, I usually find a listening ear. It may be exactly what I want to hear or it may not but other people’s experiences and opinions can help sometimes. Personally, of late I have been finding therapy very challenging. Baring your soul to another human being is a huge challenge and I don’t always hear what I want to hear. I have got my psychiatrist today so I’ll let you know how it goes. I actually dread it at the moment as I am processing a lot of stuff and feel raw. But it’s ok, onwards and upwards. No highs without lows, right?
Watch this space.