Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder

I’ve mentioned before and, if you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen me mention my seasonal affective disorder (SAD) once again rearing it’s head as we head into autumn. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. Generally speaking, it is more common in the autumn/winter and less likely to occur in the spring and summer months. Symptoms can include...

7 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Autumn

Ok, so it’s looking like a second nationwide lockdown is definitely on the cards and, I’m not gonna lie, the thought of that fills me with dread. I didn’t actually mind the first one, sure it was a bit stressful, especially homeschooling the children whilst working from home, but this time it’s autumn and autumn is a time of year I really struggle with. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder...

Springing into Spring – Feeling More Positive about My Mental Health 

So the start of spring is almost upon us and with it, for me at least, brings lots of plans, motivation and a fresh outlook on life.  I’ve suffered with depression since I was twelve years old. It’s always been there since, even during the high points, like some dark cloud just waiting to come back and cover me.  I’ve tried plenty of different ways to cope with my mental...