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Raw and Open: Persistent Depressive Disorder

Depression

Raw and Open: Persistent Depressive Disorder

There is never a time when I am not depressed, nor do I remember a time...

Apr 18, 2019

An abnormal childhood

Our childhood was far from normal. Our Mom had epilepsy, so we witnessed lots of Grand Mal seizures. She passed away. Leaving behind Dad, my brother and I. Well, soon after she...

Apr 17, 2019

The new normal

My Name is Sam and I thought it would be a good idea to share my story even if it’s just starting. I’m 41 and at the end of last...

Mar 27, 2019

The many mountains and valleys

My mental wellness journey has been fraught with challenges that have brought my life to a halt at times. I believe that it all...

Mar 20, 2019

I was desperate

As a person of mixed ethnicity, growing up in a town that was almost completely white and going to a primary school where there was only one other person...

Mar 13, 2019

Raw and Open: Loneliness can literally break your heart

We all need human contact. Human beings are social creatures by nature and although isolation is...

Feb 28, 2019

Not my first time at this rodeo

September 2018: Crying and in total despair, I struggled to walk to our local hospital with my 20-year-old daughter (who was on the...

Feb 13, 2019

Battling the demons everyday

There’s no hiding the fact that physically I’m very weak. Confined to a power wheelchair as a result of Muscular Dystrophy, there’s not...

Feb 6, 2019

My triggers, my saviours

These are my triggers, but these are my saviours. We have Churchill to thank for his reminder that “attitude is a little thing...

Jan 30, 2019

My greatest enemy

Since I was 14, I’ve woken up with this crippling feeling that I can’t possibly face the day. It’s almost as if some event today will be the moment that...

Jan 9, 2019

The Comeback

With every good comeback, you need a point in your life where you hit rock bottom, then you find a shovel and keep digging deeper. The greatest comebacks are from...

Dec 19, 2018

I’ve got so much to tell

My life changed forever when my mom died -- I became very depressed. I was in a dark place in my mind. I...

Dec 12, 2018