Have you A Story to Tell?

Your very thoughts have a profound effect on how you feel. We all have our different ways of either putting ourselves down, or patting ourselves on the back. If you are continually putting yourself down you will become isolated. In my mind this is the very foundation depression is built upon.

Jailer Of Your Thoughts

Have you ever felt you were all alone with no-one to turn too? The problem you seem to be having just does not happen to anybody else. Do you often find yourself thinking, “If this is true, it has happened to me because I am a bad person.” If so, it would appear you not only find yourself becoming the jailer of your thoughts, you have also become the judge and jury.

Real Life Experiences

This section of the website you will find that it does happen to other individuals and that suffering a mental health problem does not come from being lazy, having a good imagination, being a bad person, and not being a good actor as some doctors seem to think when they tell you to pull yourself together.

It is a real illness not that much different to having a broken leg or some other physical ailment. The difference is you can not see a mental health problem. It is still an illness and needs treatment accordingly.

Why not stay a while and read one or two of our true real life stories penned by various individuals. While some have problems with mental health, others have had serious life changing tragedies. Why rush away, take some-time out for yourself, read how these particular people felt at a precise moment in time.

Learning The Hard Way (real life story)

I was to meet my girlfriend in town, then on to a night club. We met as arranged. A few minutes after entering the night club I found I was having a little difficulty breathing. I had not long since gave up the smoking habit I put the feeling down to the smoky atmosphere. I tried to ignore the feeling and went on to enjoy myself. Not for long. Within twenty minutes or so I […]

Drunk (poem)

Screwed To The Floor People Around An Ocean Of Sound Pounds On My Ear Drinking My Beer Drink – Smoke I’m Nearly Broke Going To Spew! What If I Do? Sit Stand Look At My Hand Covered In Sweat, Clammy And Wet Light A New Fag Cough And A Drag Watch The Smoke Rise Smoke In My Eyes. Gorge Starts To Rise Watery Eyes Fighting My Bile Idiot Smile. Give A Wet Sigh Started To […]

Up Up and Away (real life story)

Had she really been sleeping with my so called mates?… Could I go on to make this marriage work?… Was it all in my imagination?… Do I keep taking the pills, or is there more to it than meets the eye?… This was the start to becoming a legalized drug addict. With what was then classed as the wonder drug of its time… Valium. It hit me out of the blue. Married four years, a […]

The Mean Streets (poem)

Where despair meets Disappointments and defeats. Where your footsteps pass Over blood and broken glass You’re on the mean streets. Where lust and greed Chase the things they think they need. Where the easy score Is what they’re all looking for You’re on the mean streets. And the pain they give Is the only life they live And the pain they feel Is the only thing thats real You’re on the mean streets. And the […]

Moth in a Dayroom (real life story)

When my marriage broke up, it wasn’t the only thing that went to pieces. I had been married for twenty four years, known her for twenty seven, and it was like looking in a mirror and seeing someone else… Everything was either different, or gone… I mean everything was gone… even me. After charging around, bumping into things for a while, I finally found myself on a psychiatric ward, without really remembering how I’d got […]

Loneliness (poem)

When Things Go Wrong As They Sometimes Will. When The Road You’re Trudging Seems All Up Hill. When Funds Are Low And Debts Are High And You Want to Smile, But Only Sigh. When Care Is Pressing You Down A Bit Rest If You Must, But Don’t You Quit Life Is Queer With Its Twists And Turns As Everyone Of Us Sometimes Learns. And Many A Failure Turns About When You Might Have Won Had […]

As Time Goes By (real life story)

I searched myself for why would this happen to me and my baby? What had I done? Should I have gone straight to hospital instead of my G.P? Had I eaten something? Did I lift something heavy? Robert lived for three months. He never came home… It’s January 1990, I am twenty three years old very naive, and six months pregnant with my first baby. I found myself in increasing pain in my back. So […]

Only the Lonely (verses)

In my earlier years of training I did some voluntary work for a mental health charity. During that time I met some very lonely and vulnerable, yet wonderful people, some with very serious mental health issues, while others, have had serious life changing tragedies. The writings on this page, and the pages within this section of the website, are their work. Take a few minutes to stop and read some of the stories, verse and […]

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