The Big D

The scribbles and plans that come from the big D – Depression.

It’s taken a while for me to realise that I’ve not been paying due care or attention to the internal dialogue that makes me feel … well, not quite ‘myself’, whatever and whoever that is! Being the determined so and so I am though, plodding on through just isn’t good enough. I’ve finally realised that I need to admit what’s going on, and more importantly, do something about it.

For now, The big D is a way that I can lay out, thoughts, feelings and everything in between so I can piece them back together, help myself feel better mentally, and hopefully help others talk and share their stories too! I’m hoping once everything is out of my system that I’ll be able to share the things that worked and the things that didn’t along the way. One thing I’ve already realised though is that everyone is different. Frustrating when everyone is trying to find the one magic vile of happiness but, wonderful that there are billions of people who are completely different!

I’d really like to make a difference, however big or small, to tackle the stigma around mental health, so please, don’t just read the posts! Share them, comment, send over your stories – if you want to – or even start taking action yourself, to help your internal dialogue to become more friendly. A few people have already commented and shared some of their stories with me. I cannot say enough how much this helped me initially to get my backside into gear.

So, one last thing. Tea or coffee and biscuits are a must, a pinch of naughty and sometimes dark humor accepted and an open mind.

Let’s see where the black dog takes us.