Author Archives: Placid's Place

Saying goodbye is never easy.

I looked for you along the shore. I saw your silhouette against the setting sun, in the distance up along the strand where we used to walked our dogs. Lifting my hand in salutation, my walk had just begun yours … Continue reading

Is the glass half empty or half full?

(Picture courtesy of Uncommon chick) Its been a while since I posted.  So much has changed and so much has remained the same.  The last time I wrote here, my son was ill in hospital.  Thankfully, his confinement there lasted … Continue reading

Is the glass half empty or half full?

(Picture courtesy of Uncommon chick) Its been a while since I posted.  So much has changed and so much has remained the same.  The last time I wrote here, my son was ill in hospital.  Thankfully, his confinement there lasted … Continue reading

The Genetics of Depression

I sit down to write this with a heavy heart.  My beautiful almost 22 year old son is suffering with a major depressive disorder and has spent the last month in a psychiatric ward.  Watching him, I can only hold … Continue reading

The Genetics of Depression

I sit down to write this with a heavy heart.  My beautiful almost 22 year old son is suffering with a major depressive disorder and has spent the last month in a psychiatric ward.  Watching him, I can only hold … Continue reading

CBT that wasn’t

I finished Cognitive behavioural therapy a few months back for the major anxiety I was trying and failing miserably to deal with in my life.  You could have knocked me over with a feather when the psychologist started the session … Continue reading

Hello…. It’s been a while….

I haven’t posted here for a while.  I was not sure what to say, what to repeat yet again, what to think about where I was, where I am and where I will be in the future.  Sometimes for those … Continue reading

Hello…. It’s been a while….

I haven’t posted here for a while.  I was not sure what to say, what to repeat yet again, what to think about where I was, where I am and where I will be in the future.  Sometimes for those … Continue reading

Hello…. It’s been a while….

I haven’t posted here for a while.  I was not sure what to say, what to repeat yet again, what to think about where I was, where I am and where I will be in the future.  Sometimes for those … Continue reading

There is no such thing as recovery from bipolar disorder; only an acceptance of how your life has changed.

‘Recovery’ means a lot of different things to different people. It even has different meanings depending on the ailment or illness to which it refers. Recovery from a bout of the flu, for instance, will leave a person weakened, but … Continue reading