My Tattoo


This is my tattoo… it is NOT a cry for help or a child throwing his toys out of the pram.

It is my way of saying

“I know I will never be cured, but I know how to control my demons.”

This very public admission is possibly the hardest thing I have ever faced, but I have enough self confidence, NOW, to say… hey I had struggles with depression, I have stood on a reservoir damn with a rucksack full of bricks, I have aimed at motorway bridges… BUT I have always known I have far more yet to give.

  • I have stopped taking medical /chemical treatments 12 years ago, and since then;
  • Yes, I have mood swings;
  • Yes, I can look at the worst case scenario better than anyone;
  • But, I have developed coping strategies;

I am sharing this with you all in case there is any misunderstanding

I am in control… I am happier now than I remember



The Future?

I am getting better, The people I associate with online, have been inspirational, mentors, coaches, and guides.

Yes, I now meditate.

Yes, I now read regularly.

I now am becoming the person I always KNEW I SHOULD BE…

The Person my best friend sees in me every time we are together ;



  • This is the Other Reason for The Tattoo…
  • my story is far from finished
  • I do not quit
  • and I am now more certain than ever that I know where I am heading

Welcome to the best part of the rest of my  life


Call The Samaritans NOW

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