“Exposure to recovery narratives can be transformative.” Professor Mike Slade

People who meet me generally remark on two things: my bubbly optimism and my proactive attitude to getting things done. Both very positive features and explain a bit about how I managed to get to where I am today. Yet, as my father often remarked, you should never judge a book by its cover. I … Continue reading “Exposure to recovery narratives can be transformative.” Professor Mike Slade

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Remembering

Right now I am feeling upbeat and full of optimism. Sometimes when I am feeling happy, I barely notice my black dog and it is difficult to remember how bad it can get. There is a danger in forgetting as it is possible for the negative thoughts to start taking control again. I need to … Continue reading Remembering

Side effects

The struggle continues day by day, fighting the fog that covers my mind. Many of my issues with the side effects of the medication mirror others: drowsiness and weight gain being the main two for me. I had hoped that reducing the medication would mean that I would gradually regain my energy. So far that … Continue reading Side effects