Thank you for visiting my page.
I am someone who was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety in 2001 and have battled it on and off ever since. In early 2017 I finally had to admit defeat and left work for a time to focus on recovering properly, rather than “band aiding” it and carrying on like usual.
This has been a journey of discovery and experimentation for me and I wanted to share some of what I have learned in the hope that it may help others, or to persuade people that the commonly held beliefs around mental health are not accurate. I have tried a great many approaches to tackling depression and anxiety over the years so hope my experiences may be of value to anyone who is struggling with this right now or knows someone who is.
As a guy in society today, I found it very hard to open up about my mental illness fearing the stereotypical judgement and negative reactions of colleagues, friends and family.
Now I want to tell my story.