Depression: I just don't get it.

Over the last few years I’ve had a bit of a rough time with The Black. It fucked with my ability to concentrate, to be productive, to even string a sentence together or make a cup of tea. I literally, some days, could not function to a normal ability; not…

Post Natal Depression – How Aware Are You?

I came across an article a few months back, pertaining to “The hidden cost of postnatal depression” It is, for all intents and purposes, a good article; it highlights the celebs who have experienced PND (always important … and that may or may not have contained a trace of sarcasm,…

The Birth and the Black Cloud

I went into labour. The contractions came, more frequently, more intense. But not so intense that I couldn’t stand the pain. I’d felt them coming on, irregularly, for a week now. I was booked to be induced, but the labour started on its own. I rang the hospital. They told…

The Struggle with Depression

This week is national Postnatal Depression Awareness week, where, traditionally (or, since about half as long as I’ve been blogging) we’re encouraged to “just speak up” about depression. I’ve, personally, been doing it as long as I’ve been blogging. The aim is to reduce the stigma, encourage women to speak…