I started this blog because I want to make positive use of my time and make a free contribution to society. I think I have gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge to help people through their journey of life – particularly relating to our mental health.
There has been a proliferation of websites pertaining to mental health issues over the last ten years and it’s difficult to determine how yet another one could possibly add anything of value. Sadly it would appear that mental health problems have risen over that time as rapidly as the Internet sites have published their wares.
Google has now become the font of all knowledge and, consequently, many people rarely delve further than the first page of their search. So, if you’ve got anything interesting to say or to sell, you’ve little chance of making any impact if you don’t make the first page! I must work on my SEO (search engine optimisation – saves you googling 😊) if I’m to make this blog of any use to anyone.
My main problem in explaining how to deal with depression is the fact that, once I’ve successfully managed an episode, it’s hard to remember why I was depressed in the first place. When I’m in the throes of a depression, especially the really bad ones, all I want to do is end my life – the last thing I want to do is access the Internet to find ways of making me feel better.
Obviously I am still here and writing this blog so I haven’t ended my life just yet although, I will confess, there have been several attempts and near misses since my teenage years. That’s because, I have finally found a way to deal with my mental health problems even though I am nearer to the end of my life than the beginning.
I want to share my experiences and ideas with young people because I feel, if someone had given me this knowledge when I was a young girl, my life would have been so much happier than it has been. Older people often reminisce and say, “If only I’d known then what I know now…”
I’ve always been told by various people throughout my life, “You can’t get something for nothing!” This is my way of disproving that statement and hopefully someone reading this will get some help for absolutely nothing!