I am The Rabbit. I am a pharmacist, working in an NHS hospital. On the outside, I am a happy, smiley person, with a lovely (albeit rented) house, a caring boyfriend, and a comfortable life. But on the inside, it’s a different story.
Before I made this blog public, I had written a long piece about my 10+ year battle with depression and anxiety. The breakdowns I have experienced along the way. The factors that fed into them. The fear of losing control over suicidal thoughts. The seeking help. The treatment. The recovery.
But I don’t think the detail really matters, and distracts from the purpose of this blog.
All I want, is to be able to talk candidly about mental health. It is something we should all be worried about. And we need to be open about it. Due to the very nature of the condition itself, it can be incredibly difficult to ask for help. But it’s important that everyone knows it’s OK to not be OK.
I’m sure others will agree, mental health issues don’t ever really go away. They are always there, lurking in the background. Some days you can keep on top of it, but other days are less good. I believe it will help me, and hopefully others too, to blog about the ups and downs of my life as a “high-functioning depressive”.
Are you ready to take the red pill?