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Depression and the senses

There is an invisible thick black, oppressive blob over our house. You can't smell, taste, hear, or touch it but it's there. It's...

Mar 17, 2021

Lost touch with reality

My story with mental illness began in March 2010. I was completing my final year undergraduate research project at a local university. I...

Dec 2, 2020

A little white pill

~ My poetic thoughts on finally taking the brave step and trying medication… ~ In this orange container, lies a little white pill.  Apparently if I take it, it will...

Jul 22, 2020

Not Lazy but Sick

Please allow me to introduce myself -- I’m a man of wealth and taste. But actually, The Rolling Stones aside, I am a middle-aged woman without wealth but I...

Jun 24, 2020

When the glass house shatters

Back in June I experienced something that I’ve never quite ever experienced before. It resulted in me having to take some unexpected time off...

Jan 8, 2020

Mental illness does not define me

“It’s my fault” is what I say to myself.  My oldest son, almost nine, was diagnosed with two types of anxiety disorders two...

Oct 30, 2019

No longer alone with my secret

I have always cried for no reason, felt sad for no reason and generally been unhappy. I thought it was because I was the...

Oct 23, 2019

I am proof

Hello my name is Heidi , and I am a mental health advocate. I have dealt with mental health issues most of my life, starting as a teenager. Starting in...

Oct 9, 2019

Depression is a powerful sucker

It was only a few short years ago, but I can honestly say that everything I’ve done, and everything I am today, is...

Sep 25, 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

Panic over manic

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder about 35 years ago. I have been able to manage it with a small amount of medication and psychiatric support. I was very proud...

Mar 6, 2019

Comfort in a lonely time

I write to share a recent experience which shows how strong the mental health stigma continues to be, even in a national medical...

Feb 20, 2019