Bless me father, for I have sinned; it’s been three weeks since my last blog post

Hey everyone! This is just a quick post to say that I recognise that I haven’t posted in a while, and to explain why. If you’re a follower of my blog, then you’ll know that I have depression, and this sometimes interferes with many aspects of my life, including writing.

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21 Misconceptions about depression

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Two days ago, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, committed suicide. He killed himself by hanging. Chester was just 41 years old. I was a huge fan of Linkin Park when I was younger. My brother and I would listen to their album all the time, on our tiny MP3 players.

One of the reasons I set up this blog was to write about mental health and my own experiences with depression, anxiety, etc. I hadn’t planned on writing a post about depression so soon, but then the news of Chester’s death broke, and after reading that a guitarist from Korn called Chester “a coward”, I felt the need to write this. Here are some common misconceptions about depression.

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Dear the media: Leo Varadkar isn’t gay. He’s clearly bi, he’s been fucking all of us over for years

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Dear Every news outlet outside of Ireland,

Did you know that Leo Varadkar is gay? Surprisingly not a single news organisation has mentioned that. Odd, considering (as we all know) that sexuality is the most important aspect of a politician.

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