Some of my readers and authors know a little of my history. The BBC is currently running a series of programmes and articles called “In The Mind” all about mental health. So I thought I might add my own contribution.
I have been suffering from depression for many years, since adolescence. Although I am taking medication and for the most part it is under control, I do suffer from replases. And just after the New Year I suffered a severe relapse of the type I have not had for many years.
When I relapse I have a coping mechanism of totally shutting myself off from the outside world. For the past month and a bit I have done nothing but work and sleep, my online life fell off a cliff. Ironically, I always felt better at work.
I am now much better, although still not back to normal, and feel more able to get back to carry on with my life.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding.