Tag Archives: PSYCHOLOGY

I DID IT AGAIN! Me and my mental health.

I am going to be unashamedly very boastful here and SHOUT OUT LOUD, TODAY HAS BEEN A BLOODY GOOD DAY PEOPLE!!!   Today, I have had another great exposure day, similar to the one I had a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

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EXCITED YET SCARED, THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT STARTING CBT AGAIN!

This week is a really big week for me.  In two days time I have my first CBT appointment in over five years.  For the uninitiated, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and this involves a gradual exposure to whatever … Continue reading

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I THINK THEREFORE I AM….NOT A NUTTER : MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AND ME!

A blog about me being able to take medication for my mental health illness, for the FIRST TIME EVER! I can still remember the first time I tried taking a medication called clomipramine for my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   I … Continue reading

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‘HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE’ – MY ‘MIND’ SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION ENTRY ON THE THEME OF HOPE.

  HOPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME ALIVE! Ever woken up wishing you had not? I do not mean because you fancy another half-hour or so in bed, I mean because your whole being is CRIPPLED with anxiety … Continue reading

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MR OCD…..HE’S BEATING ME UP GOOD STYLE AT PRESENT!

I’ve toyed with the idea of doing this blog about me and my OCD for a couple of years now, and then always in the end decided against it through various reasons. Primarily, it was because of embarrassment, and then … Continue reading

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