We've all got our toolbox of coping skills to draw on when things start to get difficult. It's usually not quite as simple as that, though. My toolbox has multiple different compartments, and multiple different keys. When I'm well, I've got the master key and I have access to all the different compartments with all … Continue reading When events overwhelm coping skills
I can get pretty irritable sometimes because of my depression. I seem to lose access to all of my more mature self, and revert to what may have worked best when I was five years old. One of my former community psychiatrists once told me "you can be a real bitch when you're not well".