I’m starting this blog for two reasons.
1. I want to , I suppose, document my ‘journey’ in getting better.
I want somewhere that I can get out exactly how I’m feeling and keep track of any tiny bit of progress I am making in getting over my ‘problems’ in the hope that seeing this progress will encourage me to keep going.
2. I want this to be a somewhat interactive blog. I hope people will follow and will give me advice and help.
I also hope people can share their own struggles and problems (anonymously, if you wish) and then I and other followers can help them.
We can help each other.
I suffer from depression, agoraphobia, extreme anxiety, social phobia and slight paranoia.
I’m constantly being told to just ‘get over it’ but anyone with similar problems will understand just how impossible that is.
So I don’t really have any support in getting better because no-one around me takes it seriously.
I see a counsilor every week but she can only offer so much help as she doesn’t personally know what I’m feeling and so, to circle back to the start, I am making this blog in the hopes that I can find support here.