As the dark nights begin to draw in, fairy lights adorn every branch, the leaves are falling off their trees in gusts of
That doesn't mean everyone else suffering from the illness is a potentially murderous risk to the safety of the public at large - we mustn't confuse a terrible, debilitating mental health condition with motive to do harm.
It's a complicated subject - it can mean different things for different people, it isn't talked about anywhere near enough, and there's often an overly simplified, one-sided portrayal of it in the media. If we're ever going to be able to defeat prejudice and make mental illness a less taboo subject, there's going to need to be a clearer understanding of it.
As head of a family rocked by mental illness and addiction, you would think that if anyone understood the complexities of
If you have to take anti-depressant medication I would urge caution as to what you take. Get the very best advice you can find before committing to anything. Realise that they are not a quick fix - it will take time and they should be used in conjunction with other therapies. Above all else, try to look at them as only a plaster cast that will help the 'break' in your mind to heal and be removed when it is.
One of the many symptoms of PTSD is clinical depression. Deep depression. This type of depression I can only describe as being at the bottom of deep, dark, damp well. High above you can see the sunshine and even hear people cheerfully talking which represents the normal world you've suddenly dropped away from...
The wife of Rolf Harris has spoken about the couple’s torment since his arrest for alleged sexual offences. Alwen Hughes