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At the age of 40 I’ve started talking therapy for the fourth time. This time, now that I feel my life has hit rock bottom, I feel I’m ready to be honest about what’s going on for me, to deal with the issues that have been causing me pain for as long as I can remember. 540 more words



I was diagnosed with depression in January 2015. I went to see my doctor because I thought I had a virus. I was shocked when my doctor suggested antidepressants: I had known for a long time that there was something wrong with me, but it had never occurred to me that I might be depressed. 1.105 more words



When I was 13 I was raped by an older boy. I didn’t tell anyone straight away what had happened. I forgot how to speak out loud. 693 more words


The Pressure on Young People

It would have been easy to assume that I was a normal 18 year old, my life on the surface consisted of studying for my A-levels, going out with my friends, and spending time with my family. 415 more words

You Don't Know

You don’t know….
The moment I see you
My heart skips a beat
At exactly that time
I even forget to breathe



You don’t know…. 109 more words



OK, so I’m making an appointment to see the doctor today. My husband and I have come to the conclusion that I need a lot… 257 more words

The limitations of an Aspergers diagnosis

That first diagnosis of Aspergers as an adult is a relief, it explains why everything doesn’t make sense and never has. But eventually the revelation of that ‘lightbulb moment’ wears off and you find yourself in a box, neatly labelled and carefully stacked in the category of ‘no treatment available or necessary’. 236 more words

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