Mental illness and euthanasia – My thoughts

        If a dog is terminally ill we do the kindest thing and we have our dear friend put to sleep, the same goes for cats, guinea pigs, rats or even gerbils. We cannot bear to see them in pain and so we say our goodbyes and allow them to leave in peace. Why then do we have such a moral dilemma when it comes to our human loved ones? If a person is suffering so greatly that they no longer want to be here, shouldn’t it completely be their choice whether or not they live? This … Continue reading Mental illness and euthanasia – My thoughts

You can’t fake happiness

  I’m a big believer in positive thinking but it has to come from a healthy place. You can’t force yourself to be happy and you can’t fake it neither, you’re only going to make yourself ill if you live like this. You need to be aware of your everyday humany-wumany feelings . You’re allowed to be sad, angry, down, envious, upset. These are normal emotions, sometimes it’s just a matter of feeling them in a less volatile way. I’m not happy all of the time and anyone that is, is either full of s**t or are being drip fed … Continue reading You can’t fake happiness

Darkness – The all consuming

      The pain cuts through you without any warning sign. An invisible force has presented itself in front of you. You can’t see it but you sure as hell can feel it. There’s no way around it, through it or over it. It torments and taunts without even uttering a sound. You can feel its presence boring into your soul. It looms over you making you want to run and hide. If you hide from the world then nobody will know and then it won’t be real. If you keep quiet and don’t think about it then it’s … Continue reading Darkness – The all consuming

Stop labelling yourself

  I have no doubt what so ever that mental illness is real. I know it is real, I’ve witnessed it first hand, I’ve dealt with it on a personal level. However I do believe to some extent that we are mollycoddling ourselves and exacerbating the situation. As much as awareness needs to be raised in regards to mental health and in keeping people safe we also need to stop viewing it as a personality trait. It is never something to be ashamed of but it’s not something to be proud of neither. As an anxiety sufferer with PTSD and … Continue reading Stop labelling yourself

Angry!!!

  If you know me, I mean really, really know me, you will know that I have always been prone to having slight anger issues, temper tantrums if you will. The slightest thing could set me off and it was always genuinely uncontrollable. Until recently I actually thought that I was just a miserable sod, an angry little dwarf as my friend Hayley once referred to me as. Well I’m neither of those things, I’m actually a really happy person, especially if I happen to see a doggy! I have discovered that my anxiety is to blame for my many … Continue reading Angry!!!

Sadness

I wish the rain would comfort me each time I shed a tear,  if this were so, we’d all be drowned within the year. There is no way to hold  them back, the fear and pain push through, the emotions cloud my thoughts, the tears obscure my view. For a moment I catch the sunshine, it plays upon the wall, A smile flickers for an instant, the joy before the fall. I feel your presence around me, I know you’re always there It doesn’t quell the loneliness, it’s more than just unfair. I started writing this poem months ago when … Continue reading Sadness