Mental Health Update – A Few Months into Being on Antidepressants

I’ve now been on the antidepressant fluoxetine for over two months, and I thought I’d ramble away for a little bit about how I’ve been doing since starting back on antidepressants. Mental Health Update: A Few Months into Being on Antidepressants This isn’t my first time around on antidepressants. I could bore you with my 3 year history of being on and off with taking antidepressants – and truth be told I’ve just deleted 400 words that may as well be titled “The History of Ross and Antidepressants” – but I want to keep this about what’s going on now.…

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Can Men Get Postnatal Depression? Dad’s Suffer From PND Too

I started this blog for the sole purpose of talking about my experience, as a dad, with postnatal depression. Ever since I went public with my experience I’ve had to answer the same question again and again: can men get postnatal depression? I’ll be honest, I never mind trying to answer that question. Postnatal depression is more commonly associated with women. It’s only natural that people ask whether it’s something men can get. So I thought I’d collect my thoughts on this issue and talk about why I think men can suffer from PND, and why others would say that…

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Sensing a Slip In My Mental Health

I’ve always tried to be as honest and open as I can be with this blog. The vast majority of the time I’ve talked about my struggles with mental health in the past tense. I’ve written a lot about what has happened, rather than what is happening. But this time I’m talking about it just as I’m starting to feel myself slip into depression. I’m not sure why I’m even slipping. But I’ve been here enough times to know that I am. I’m finding myself more and more thinking “what’s the point?” and in general I just don’t have a…

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Suffering From Baby Regret and How I Dealt with It

I’ve talked about mental health and postnatal depression quite a lot on this blog. It’s the reason that I started it all. And one of the things I’ve briefly touched upon is suffering from baby regret. So I guess I’m just going to talk a little bit about my experience with regretting my daughter’s birth and how I dealt with the fact I wished I hadn’t become a parent. Suffering From Baby Regret and How I Dealt with It Before I continue, I will say that I don’t suffer with baby regret anymore. At least not seriously. I’ll admit to…

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The Happy Bag with Funky Pigeon for Mental Health

When it comes to health and wellbeing, we are almost always willing to show support to someone after suffering a physical setback. If someone was to undergo surgery, there’s a strong chance you might be willing to visit them in hospital, or at the very least perhaps send them a ‘get well soon’ card. But what do we do when someone goes through a mental illness? Do we do anything then? I don’t think we really do. And that’s why I think something like the Happy Bag by Funky Pigeon is so important. So What is the Happy Bag? The…

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