I've written more times than I can count about how depression is an all-consuming black hole that does nothing but tear, rip and eat, indifferent to the prey it devours. My PTSD symptoms make me want to avoid places and people that pose triggers - and I don't even know all of my triggers yet. Honestly. … Continue reading #ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter: Your Contempt Makes It Harder To Want To Get Better
I’m an incredibly sensitive person – something that is frequently highlighted by my PTSD and anxiety disorder – but I’ve always been like that. I’d be lying if I masqueraded around pretending like I never used to over-analyse, dissect, and pour over everything I’ve ever said or done, or everything that’s ever been said or … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: And Soon Enough You’re Best Friends Vol #10
There seemed to be a bit of confusion surrounding a few of my recent posts, in particular, Because Baby Now We've Got Bad Blood, with a few people asking the same question: How can a friend interfere with your test results? I thought I’d been clear in my previous posts, but there’s one thing I’ve learnt in … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: Wait, What Do You Mean Your Friends Are Responsible? Don’t You Mean Your Doctor?
Depression. It’s a term many use lightly. Too lightly. But for those that suffer from depression, it’s an all-too-real horrific alter-reality that forces you to question your world, yourself, and everyone else around you. However, that’s the obvious. That’s what you expect someone who suffers from depression would say. Here are five things that make … Continue reading #ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter: 5 Ways Depression Is Worse Than You Think
— Trigger Warning — Last year, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days. Yes. Six women were murdered in five days. As nothing has changed, … Continue reading #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Aiia Maasarwe
Trauma. It’s an ominous word, isn’t it? By itself, it has the ability to fill you with dread as you wonder: What type of trauma? Because that’s what you’re all thinking of. If you’ve suffered a trauma, your memory’s probably flitting to that moment already. If you’re a police officer or a paramedic, you’ve more … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: I Write Sins Not Tragedies Vol #1
Okay, so I’ve done a pretty good job at listing the betrayals and follies of others. But what about me? Well, I’m not perfect, I know that. I’m loud, extremely opinionated, I don’t always have a filter and, as a result, I’ve offended more than one person by saying whatever came into my head out … Continue reading Sex, Marriage & Lies: And The Walls Keep Tumbling Down