Meditation is sometimes described as the act of ‘falling awake’. In the moment – the here and now – we’re present and fully conscious. 

My name is Claire, I’m a 30-something English girl and after contracting Dengue Fever back in 2007 I’ve suffered bouts of extreme fatigue alongside various other health problems including mental illness. Yep, it’s another depression blog.

Talking about mental illness feels like discovering the key to a hidden universe littered with tales of depression and anxiety – and all people needed was someone to start the conversation. So this is mine.

The Black Dog is an awful and indiscriminate beast – it can, and does, affect any of us. We need to talk about depression and anxiety to have any hope of reducing the shadow they cast across our world today.

This blog has one humble aim. To help at least one person out there navigate the murky depths of poor mental health and provide reassurance that they’re not alone. Because if the overwhelming response to my own stories is anything to go by – they’re really not.


12 thoughts on “About

  1. Claire, Just visiting for the first time. After reading above I was wondering if you take vitamin B’s. I read that B vitamin deficiency is fairly widespread. I hope that you are doing well in London. Will go now and read your writings. Best of luck to you! Jerry

  2. Hi Jerry, very good point – and I’m definitely looking into what supplements I can take to boost my health. Nutrition has such a massive impact on well-being. Thanks for reading!

  3. Hello Claire, just stumbled across your blog and I really like your honesty and the way you write. As my mum has suffered with depression since childhood, I know a fair bit about how the Black Dog can consume a person. I too fall into blackness sometimes, although mine isn’t clinical, mine is largely environmental. Anyway, I do wish you the best of luck with life and your blog! Ruth

  4. Ummm … just my opinion, but based on the few posts of yours that I’ve read this is not “just another depression blog”. I love your thoughtful and intelligent take on a dog that bites so many of us.

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