Hi. My name is Martin aka (catmann) due to me having nine lives. I am a 47 year old man. This blog is about my life with and over coming mental health. I’ve suffered with mental health Problems for most my of my adult life (and probably childhood). Over the years it has cost me relationships, jobs and nearly my life. In this blog, I am going to tell you about my past life, my current life and my future. Hopefully you can learn something from my mistakes. I will tell you what I have tried to do to beat this, and what I am currently doing. If I can help just one person, then I will be very happy. I want it to be okay for men and women of all ages to speak freely about mental health and get help.
I’m new to blogging so please bear with me as I start out.
About me. I’m a father to 3 amazing children (well young adults). I live alone. I work full time in healthcare. I own a car and a motorcycle. I have a fantastic family and friends.
I have just returned to work after a month off. I became overwhelmed with my life and took an overdose (not for the first time). I didn’t want to die (although I have wanted to in the past), I just wanted to numb the pain. This can never happen again. It was selfish and stupid. However at the time I wasn’t thinking about anyone, in fact I wasn’t thinking about anything. It was like I wasn’t even there myself.
Over the years I have probably tried every medication and magic pill that there is here in the U.K. Although they help, alone they are not enough. I have had talking therapy, CBT, stress management and I am currently having hypnotherapy. I have a zoom call later this morning from a rapid transformation therapist. I will let you know the outcome. I will beat this illness.
The sad thing about treating and over coming mental health is the cost. All physical injuries and conditions are treatable on the (amazing NHS) for free. Mental health treatment is expensive.