• The Beast

     The Beast Its 3 30 am and I'm lying here in a different reality to the one that I inhabit normally.   For the most part, I'm enveloped by a beast... a beast that has large black slippery arms and legs.    I am sitting inside the beast whose abdomen is a black place.   Its a place where in order to protect myself, I become infant, foetal, primal, instinctual, isolated, irrational and childlike.     It is this emotional ...

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    Tags:
    depression,
    window,
    anxiety,
    fear,
    isolation
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  • Withdrawal: finding the brighter light at the end of the anti-depressant tunnel

    SRN comment: This story references withdrawal from psychiatric medication. Any decision to come off psychiatric medication should be made after seeking advice and information from a trusted source. Surviving withdrawal I have been on antidepressants since I was initially diagnosed with anorexia in 2006. The worst thing that ever happened was my psychiatrist choosing to prescribe me Venlafaxine. I say the worst thing now, but at the time it definitely saved my life. Having moved ...

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    Tags:
    recovery,
    withdrawal,
    anorexia,
    positive thinking,
    anti-depressants