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Raw and Open: Persistent Depressive Disorder

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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

At 8 years old, I grew up

Forgive me but I am not a writer. I am not here to entertain you with my intellectual or academic prose. I am...

Apr 10, 2019

Raw and Open: The Trauma of Accepting Our Trauma

It can literally take five minutes of trauma to permanently affect a child’s life. It does...

Apr 4, 2019

All I wanted

From a very young age I knew there was something wrong with my brain. I think I was about 13 years old. At first, I thought there was just something wrong...

Apr 3, 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

Raw and Open: How Does It Feel To Be Adopted?

Someone asked me a question a while ago, to which I did not have an instant...

Mar 21, 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

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

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

Missing Mom

I love you, Mom, please tuck me in.  I miss you, Mom, the pain within. Your touch of love, is deeply missed. Your warmth & heart, too long the list. Your smile so...

Feb 27, 2019