I thought only weak people would have a breakdown.
What’s wrong with me?
I took voluntary redundancy, but over time I felt like I’d been pushed out – unwanted
Children grow up. It’s normal and healthy. But it left a hole
First a friend my age. Then a close relative. Then somebody stopped breathing in my arms
I lost confidence in myself. Then I lost control of my finances
Despite leaving the cooker on all day, and the front door wide open
It’s hard to convey how difficult and painful this was. I felt so ashamed
I’d never have believed it, but it felt so good to put myself in somebody else’s hands