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
This has been a busy week for me. I worked the last four nights in a row (11pm-7am), so my sleep schedule has been shot to hell, plus I've had appointments with clients for my other job during the day, which has left little free time. What I've noticed most about that is that I … Continue reading Playing catch-up
The internet can be helpful but it can also be harmful, especially for someone with mental illness
I have always found the cognitive symptoms of depression to be among the most disruptive to my overall functioning. When I'm really unwell it feels like I can't think my way out of a paper bag. I tend to describe the effect on my thinking as "mashed potato brains".