Anxiety · Uncategorized

Mental Health and Relationships by Lewis Bull

Friendships are important. Even more so when you have mental health issues, you can talk to them about things you wouldn’t tell anyone else, unburdening yourself in the trusted ear of your best friends and vice versa. You listen to them about their problems. Relationships with family, especially when they themselves are plagued by mental… Continue reading Mental Health and Relationships by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Generalized Anxiety Disorder

GAD and the Panic Attack by Katie Gloria

Anxiety is an awful emotion to feel, a feeling that cannot be controlled and you are unaware of it creeping up on you. There are so many different levels of anxiety that effect us all at some point over time. From something simple like “oh no I won’t get my homework done in time” to… Continue reading GAD and the Panic Attack by Katie Gloria

Anxiety · Stress

Survival guide: how to survive a bad day – by Lewis Bull

I’ve written before about escapism and using mental imagery to have temporary relief from stressful situations, but in this piece I will try and write down how to survive a bad day in the real world. We all have bad days. They’re unexpected. It can be right from the start of the day when you… Continue reading Survival guide: how to survive a bad day – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety

Crossroads – by Lewis Bull

Everyday is different, each has their own ups and downs. How I’m going to face them proves to be a difficult one each single day. It was easy coming up with the title for this piece, each day can go one way or the other, will I be feeling anxious or low? What will happen… Continue reading Crossroads – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression

Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

I’m so tired she said and he agreed but what he didn’t understand was the tiredness of which she spoke was not for want of sleep © Jennifer Nichole Wells Note from the author: This poem is about anxiety, depression and just the feeling of being completely overwhelmed and not knowing what to do about… Continue reading Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

Anxiety · Depression · Stress

The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Life after CBT was always going to be tough, it is for anyone, trying to use the strategies I’ve learnt is very hard sometimes, still expecting perfection from myself and feeling like a failure to those closest to me. Sometimes it’s hard to see something right in front of me and I can see it… Continue reading The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Suicide

The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Why try you lie I die at night that mind takes flight a cold dream a grip tight the blame lies the tears fly the screams cry    I sigh    I ask why watch the time tick tick tick stop don’t say this tell me that curled up tight lone falling through cracks what happened to… Continue reading The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Anxiety · Stress · Suicide

Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Recently life has taken a turn I wasn’t expecting, I never once thought suicide was the way out, though I never acted upon these thoughts, those feelings were there, from what my therapist said my thoughts were archetypal of someone pretty low, on the day I finally let out how I’d been feeling what came… Continue reading Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Cruel Jailers – by Steve Plowright

Depression or anxiety Which of you holds the key? Are you both my jailers Or are you as one? Feeding like flies on foul-smelling meat, You blood-sucking leeches You cower and cheat! Why don’t you come out with it, Face to Face? Do you want to harm me? Are you trying to protect me? I… Continue reading Cruel Jailers – by Steve Plowright

Anxiety · Stress

Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull

So here’s a new character to my blogs, first the goblin now the poison parrot, and together they make a pretty lethal combination. For those who haven’t heard of this concept the parrot feeds the bad thoughts we have about ourselves, for me it’s been a long old battle and it’s only now that I’ve… Continue reading Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull