Citalopram: a love/hate relationship.

Citalopram is an SSRI, which is a type of antidepressant. In some countries Citalopram is instead known as Celexa. There are a lot of different antidepressants (or med-free options) so before we go on, just know that if Citalopram isn't doing it for you there are other choices. I started taking Citalopram some time in … Continue reading Citalopram: a love/hate relationship.

Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

The time has come (the walrus said...) to talk about alcohol and mental health. Not something I thought I would touch on, but this week I decided I am going to call time on my relationship with alcohol. Alcohol has been in my life, all my life. It is not something that has ever had … Continue reading Alcohol and Mental Health: Becoming Sober

*Eating disorders awareness week*

I can't pinpoint where it began. My memory jumps from eating pizza, pasta and cheese to feeling really guilty after eating a carrot. Looking back at old diaries I had tracked my weight for years, which is possibly where it began - did that just become too obsessive? Secondary school As a teenager in school, … Continue reading *Eating disorders awareness week*

Earworms and memories

You know that moment when you hear a song and, suddenly, you're somewhere else. Earworms Earworms are those catchy songs you just can't get out of your head. Sometimes it's something silly like The Wheels on the Bus. Or it's that new Little Mix song that's constantly on the radio. Most of the time it's … Continue reading Earworms and memories

Flashback to: Diagnosis day…

Everyone is individual; so is the reason that brings a person to the psychiatrist's office. Some people are not there by choice. I, however, was very much there by choice. What brought me there? My reason ... December 2017... which I only partly remember. My best friend came to visit with her partner. I've known … Continue reading Flashback to: Diagnosis day…