Hi my name is Michael, and no that is not an error in the blog name, the “mi” represents “mentally ill”, corny I know but the best I could come up with.
I have had depression for as long as I can remember (and I don’t mean yesterday!) and for most of that time I didn’t even realize that I had depression. It is my wish with this blog to share my experiences and thoughts about living with depression and anxiety, so that perhaps even in a small way I might be able to help others. Sometimes I will talk about what is currently happening and sometimes I will relate things that I have learnt from experience and always I will try to make what I say interesting. The other point to remember here is that I am writing this from the “inside”. There are many people writing about depression and anxiety. Many of them are medical professionals and their content is invaluable and I will link to some of these in my discussions where relevant. However, what I am endeavouring to do is to discuss it from within the mind of a sufferer.
I welcome your feedback and comments but please try to be constructive as depression is depressing enough without others making it worse. I will also make a disclaimer now in that whatever others may put in their comments, I do not necessarily agree with and I suggest that whether it be I or someone else who says something, always check with your health professional.
Along the way I am hoping that some mental health professionals will join in and add their “qualified” comments. Especially if I say something that is completely wrong!
I would also like to invite other writers to write and submit pieces that may contribute to the overall depth of subjects. All the best in your journey….