I will never forget the very first blogs I ever came across on WordPress. I was searching for like-minded buddies and quickly found people from all walks of life speaking candidly about mental health problems.
I was in awe of the humility of complete strangers and their resilience to recount incredibly painful experiences, which often included harrowing tales of child abuse. Until that moment, reliving my own childhood was something I was never able to do, the trauma felt too great, too soul-destroying, but the beast of fear is never as big as we anticipate.
From those early bloggers, came the courage to write about my own experiences. I published my first post in May 2013 and when I compare it with this most recent post from 2015, it feels amazing to see the change and growth.
My name is Cat. I am originally from Scotland in the UK, but have lived in London for twenty years. I write anonymously, not out of shame, but to protect the identity of people you will read about in these posts.
My Travels with Depression has never been a daily post venture, although I do take considerable time to answer comments and visit other blogs each day. One of the most important elements of this blogging experience is the sense of community, it means a great deal to me.
I write about the issues that come up in therapy each week, and topics cover just about everything you can imagine. They are explicitly honest and there are times when my finger hesitates on that ‘publish’ button.
Facing the past is painful and humiliating, but it is also incredibly cathartic and this is why I treasure this blog.
“We are only as sick as our secrets”
Please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org