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The Depression Diaries: An apology to my body

3 years ago / 0 comments

Dear Body, I’m sorry that I still don’t love you. I’m sorry that sometimes I can’t bear to look at you. As summer approaches, and everyone shows more skin, it makes me wonder what everyone else thinks of you. I’m worried they’ll laugh and point, or snigger at the roundness … Read More

The Depression Diaries: The secrets of self-harm

3 years ago / 0 comments

If I could go back a change one moment of my life, it would be the first time I self-harmed. If I knew at the time that this one small cut would be the start of, what I’m starting to see as, a life-long battle, I maybe would have thought … Read More

The Depression Diaries: 365 Days Later…

3 years ago / 0 comments

So much can change in a year. If you told me one year ago I’d be where I am now I would have laughed in your face hysterically, until the hysterical laughter became hysterical tears, because the idea of thinking one year ahead was too much to handle. I have … Read More

The Depression Diaries: Living with Bulimia

3 years ago / 0 comments

I was a depressed bulimic. And for some time, that’s all I was. My identity was smothered with this thing; this deformed creature. It had its claws clasped around my body, my thoughts and even my relationships. For a year or so, trying to control it was pointless. Everything I … Read More

The Depression Diaries: Suicide and Me

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK and ROI in 2013 there were 6,708 suicides. According to Samaritans; since 2007, the start of the recession, the rates of suicide have risen to their highest for over 30 years. In 2012, the largest killer of men aged between 20-49 was themselves. That’s right, suicide kills … Read More