Let’s talk about depression

Happy Monday one and all! While wondering around the interwebs I came across this beautiful post and thought it definitely worth sharing. It is so refreshing to see someone write about their own personal struggle in such an open and unassuming way and it provides such comfort to see in plain black and white that other people may be feeling the same way you are, or have done in the past.

Thank you Aileen for being so brave and for sharing, and I wish you all the very best πŸ™‚

P.S. Crochet definitely rocks and is a good way to get the feel goodness (technical term there!) flowing again πŸ™‚

Knitters and Hookers

I apologise for being so quiet on here the last few weeks. Things have been a bit stressful for one reason and another, and I haven’t really felt in the mood to craft or to work on either my blog or facebook page. Β To be honest at times I think I have been teetering on the edge of clinical depression (possibly pre-natal. Possibly just depression. I’m not really sure it makes a difference which). This isn’t something enough people openly talk about, but as a Clinical Psychologist, I see no shame in admitting that my mood can drop. Β Accepting ourselves, including admitting that there are times when we struggle,Β is something I encourage all my patients to do, and I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t apply the same to myself. Β As my father reminds me often, working in mental health doesn’t really make you any better at coping with…

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