Quitting my job was the best decision I ever made

About 6 weeks ago, I woke up and realised I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t where I wanted to be, so I quit my full time job and gave myself 2 weeks to find another one. I live on my own, and with overdue bills and a backlog of rent to pay, I knew it wouldn’t be easy and I’d be taking a risk.

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Gender stereotypes and why suicide is more prevalent among middle aged men.

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Many people will be familiar with the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year.

With the most common being mixed anxiety  and depression, affecting around 1 in 10 people.

Less common knowledge is that statistically, men are around 4 times more likely to comitt suicide than women.

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Quiet people can be confident too!

Originally it was believed that only a quarter of the population were introverts, whereas more recent studies and statistics show that actually this figure is closer to nearly one third to one half of the population!

There are many notable introverts and well respected figures famous for their contributions to society and who have helped shaped the world we live in.

Including famous physicist Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Steven Speilberg and World class author J.K Rowling to name a few.

Yet despite this, quiet people tend to be underestimated. Often perceived as unfriendly, unsociable and labelled as having bad people skills.  Continue reading

My experience with sertraline

So it’s coming up to the second week since my doctor has prescribed me with 50mg of sertraline to help with my social anxiety and mood.

After less than 10 days of being on sertraline I felt like a shell of the person I was before. The one thing I used to pride myself on was my ability to think differently and not to be influenced by those around me. I am a free spirit and march to my own trumpet. Continue reading