I became depressed in 2012. I was diagnosed after I texted a friend in school from bed saying that I was going to kill myself. He told the school, the school rang my mother, and I was rushed to the local Children’s and Adolescents’ Mental Health Services (CAMHS). I was diagnosed almost immediately with depression.
I have attempted suicide twice, both around that time, and both fairly close together. I have had several depressive relapses, spent many weeks confined to my bed, and have questioned the point of life more times than I can count. I am still here, and I am happy.
Today is World Mental Health Day. In honour of that, here are some of my tips, from experience, on how to survive this horrible illness.
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.
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.
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.
Hi there. I’m Seán, and this is my blog. (If you can’t tell by the name, I’m Irish). Welcome to Sean With a Fada, a blog about (most) aspects of life.
In this blog, I will share my thoughts on things that I feel passionate about, things that I feel I need to get off my chest, and things that I just want to share. Continue reading