Episode 28 – Depression the Darkness

Typically, people might think of darkness when they think of depression.  Most images associated with depression or depression quotes will be black-and-white images, won’t they?  With dark, “depressing” quotes.  Yet to a lot of us who go through it, depression can be perceived as darkness.  Almost like a tunnel without that light.  Join me for my next take on what depression means to me: darkness!

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I Had A Black Dog, His Name Was Depression

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Episode 27 – Depression the Comforter

What brings you comfort?  Some might find a blanket or a particular blanket comforting.  I find that there is an odd comfort in my depression.  It sounds strange, but there is a good reason for me saying that.  Why not take a listen with me and find out?

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Episode 26 – Depression the Liar

Depression can be such a convincing liar, don’t you think?  It’s easy for people to tell us that it’s lying to us, but so much harder for us to convince ourselves otherwise.  In this first part of my depression journey, check out on of its many facets.

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Episode 25 – Suicide Watch

When someone is struggling with depression or bipolar or other mental illnesses, the risk of suicidal thoughts or tendencies is a very real one.  But what do we do with that?  How do we, as friends and family members, support someone who is struggling with those suicidal notions?  How do we deal with it?  In Suicide Watch, we crack that topic wide open and give you some of the tools you’ll need to deal with it.

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Episode 24 – Fraud

Despite others telling us that we’re good at what we’re doing, we can feel as though we’re frauds.  With anxiety particularly, we can feel as though we’re not really as good as people think and any day we will get found out.  It’s a horrible sensation to live with, so what can we do about it?

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Episode 17 – The Power of Perspective

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Episode 23 – Owning the Struggle

During sessions with doctors and therapists and in our interactions with friends and family, it can often feel as though everyone is trying to tell us what we’re feeling, what we should be doing and how things should be.  I don’t believe this should be the case, as we are the experts on ourselves.  Perhaps we need to own our struggle and help others remember that our opinions and our experiences are just as important.

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Identifying Identity

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Episode 22 – Taking Back Control

Episode 22 – Taking Back Control

With depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mental health struggles, we can often lose control of events in our lives.  Too often, we find our lives are dictated by our anxiety or by our depression and there isn’t much room for what we want.  In this episode, Alex takes you through his guide to taking back that control and starting to make the change you want to make in your life.

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Episode 19 – Inaction’s Iniquity
First Day Fears

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Episode 21 – A Barrier to Change

Episode 21 – A Barrier to Change

After an almost heated debate on Twitter about an image posted alongside an informative page link, Alex talks about how sometimes we, as mental health sufferers, can be one of the biggest barriers to getting the change that we want.  Do we want the change?  Or are we comfortable just listening to what people say and sitting back, doing nothing?  Why not join me and hear my point and see what you think?

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Understanding Self-Harm

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Episode 20 – Finding Light in the Dark

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When suffering with depression, anxiety, bipolar or any other mental health struggle, it can frequently feel as though we’re struggling to get through the darkness while looking for the light.  Sometimes it feels like the light is some mythical entity that exists only in our imaginations.  But when we press forwards, there is the chance that we can find that light.  Here, I talk about some of my tips for finding the light in the darkness.  Why not join me?

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Through the Dark

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Episode 19 – Inaction’s Iniquity

Sometimes we might think we can get away with sitting back and doing nothing.  If we don’t get involved, it’s not our problem, right?  Unfortunately that makes us just as culpable as if we deliberately did the wrong thing.  Join me for this episode where I follow on from how we are meant to take ownership of our problems.

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Episode 18 – If Not Us, Then Who?

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