But first read –
0. Depression is a serious, biochemical disorder that needs both a pharmaceutical and therapeutic response. Nothing here can even start to substitute for a GP appointment and anti-depressants are important for stabilising the condition. If you are experiencing suicidal or self-harming thoughts, contact the Samaritans or Pieta House immediately.
OK, so now that’s out of the way, here are some quick ways of administering self-care that might help with a depressive spell if you are in a hurry and can’t wait for meds to kick in. Your mileage may vary. Continue reading “Seven Immediate Self-Care Things to Do During a Depressive Spell”
For all who will be in or around Cork City on the May Bank Holiday weekend, and would like to spice up their break with a bit of literature, craic, pints and jellybeans in jars:
I will be the featured reader at the next Fiction at the Friary monthly fiction event on North Mall in Cork at 3pm on above date. I’ll be reading from White Feathers (and WIP if there is interest.) There will be copies of the novel for sale for €10, which is a nice discount from the retail price 🙂
Fiction at the Friary (go here for facebook page and calendar of events) was started in January by acclaimed short story writers Madeleine d’Arcy and Danielle McLaughlin and has been packing out the Friary bar on Cork’s North Mall since then. Guest writers featured so far are William Wall, Eimear Ryan and Danny Denton. A open mic also features as well as writing sprints and the aforementioned jellybeans in jars.
The Friary bar is about a 25 min walk from Cork train station, staying on the north bank of the river. It’s a lovely walk.
Hope to see you there!