Give Up (Poem)

If the shoe simply doesn’t fit… Try on another pair. If they don’t care about you… Tell me, why should you care? If you’re swimming against the current… Maybe you can’t resist. If it’s dragging you downstream… Perhaps you should desist. If the odds are strong against… It’s not always wise to fight. If you … Continue reading Give Up (Poem)

Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Kevin perched on his usual telephone wire and surveyed all that was happening around him. It had been a routine day for him so far. He’d been to the park that morning to fight against his fellow starlings and a couple of pigeons for the food thrown by the usual human. Pigeons were tough, but … Continue reading Depressed Mitch (Flash Fiction)

Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

We all experience stress. It’s all around us and it exists in many varying forms. It comes from within and it comes from all around us. Trying to avoid it is like trying to avoid atoms—you can’t! How we deal with that stress is the important thing. Like everything else in life, some people are … Continue reading Stress–The Archenemy of Mental Wellness

The Easy Way Out… (TW)

TRIGGER WARNING: Some readers may find the subject matter unsettling. To be honest, I feel a little nervous heading into composing this post for a variety of reasons. The thing is that it’s sort of unavoidable when discussing mental illness for the simple fact that if such ailments aren’t treated in the correct manner then … Continue reading The Easy Way Out… (TW)

You Can Help

This post is aimed mostly at those who aren’t suffering from a diagnosed mental illness. It’s more of an appeal than anything. If you don’t suffer or never have suffered from a mental illness then you may find it very hard to understand what a sufferer might be going through. You may see a problem … Continue reading You Can Help

Traversing the Rabbit Hole of Depression

Depression is an issue that has dogged me for a lot longer than I’ve been prepared to admit even to myself. It’s tough to describe how it feels. It’d be easy to say that it’s a sensation of feeling perpetually sad and gloomy, but I don’t think that’s accurate at all. In my own experience, … Continue reading Traversing the Rabbit Hole of Depression

(P/HW)xB=R

(This was a post I composed over a year ago and decided against posting on my blog as it was a bit of a sensitive subject. You will see by reading this how much my attitude towards depression and personal problems have changed.) More ardent readers of my blog will recall a flash fiction story … Continue reading (P/HW)xB=R

The Scars We Don’t See

Have you ever looked at a person, be it somebody you know or a perfect stranger, and wondered what might be going on inside their head? It’s not something I’ve done often where strangers are concerned, and, when it comes to people I know, I’d rather not make assumptions. It’s really quite annoying when somebody … Continue reading The Scars We Don’t See

An Introduction to Mental Health Awareness Month

Good day to all my valued readers and happy Mental Health Awareness Month. As stated in a post a couple of weeks ago, I have decided to run with the abovementioned theme in recognition of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October and do my part in helping to eradicate the stigma that unfortunately … Continue reading An Introduction to Mental Health Awareness Month

Fatherhood–The Toddler and the Thirty-Four-Year-Old Boy

Almost two years ago I composed a rather popular piece on fatherhood. It had to be done. Although I don’t define myself simply as a parent, I do recognise that I’m viewed by most as being one ahead of anything else I might perceive myself to be. That’s fine. It makes perfect sense. Having just … Continue reading Fatherhood–The Toddler and the Thirty-Four-Year-Old Boy