Lucjan and M.
Hey hey! We are Lucjan and M, a couple of normal people, with a passion for dancing!
We danced professionally for a decade, but somewhere along the lines life happened and M became severely ill…
Thanks to her Italian stubborn character, my unspeakable optimism, patience, and resistance, we found the way to a happy marriage, despite thousands of bumps along the road.
We’ve learned the most important lesson – the journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step!
Remember – you’re going to constantly feel like you’re being pulled in a million different directions, and you will undoubtedly try to run before you learn how to walk. We know because we did too!
We also fell flat on our faces and had to start over because of it. This is what we are hoping you should avoid!
Howdy! I’m Lucjan and I started writing on an impulse seeing the love of my life struggle with her thoughts, I began to scribble a series of daily notes to capture my feelings.
Later on, I wrote a book after which I decided to publish this very blog. Worry Head was born.
I’m extremely passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
After the fact that I helped one person improve her life, I realised that I can do more. I decided to dedicate my life to helping others!
My wife is the primary motivation for everything that I do and you’ll hear me mention her often throughout the site. She’s my inspiration behind this. I can’t imagine running this blog without her.
I believe that it’s never too late to change your life! And if your life is falling apart and causes you a lot of stress, you are not alone and it’s never too late to turn things around.
Spend some time exploring Worry Head to get a sense of what is involved. It is designed to help you make better decisions on your own.
I want you to use our successes and our failures to reach your own goals.
I noticed that there are blogs out there on various subjects of chronic illnesses or mental health but two things are frequent…
There is either one or the other, and there’s only the sufferer’s perspective. I wanted to reach beyond that!
My personal belief is that both – physical and mental health should never be seen as separate and that supporters are always left out and forgotten.
There are everyday challenges of living with an invisible illness. You don’t look sick! This is true when it comes to explaining your illness to someone who is unfamiliar with it.
I want to challenge that and give you the tools to help you combat disbelievers and help you reveal your struggles! You are not alone!
I am Lucian’s wife and a long term sufferer of anxiety and depression. At the age of 44, I also found out that I suffer from endometriosis, which has taken years to diagnose.
My experience of suffering from anxiety and depression goes back to my childhood and teenage years. I was often bullied throughout my school life, and my family life was also very volatile.
I believe these were the triggers that set off my anxiety and depression.
In my teenage years, I suffered from anorexia, bulimia, and OCD and was never referred for the correct talking therapies to help me.
I was just prescribed Prozac and told I had a chemical imbalance in my brain and would probably have to take them for life!
I managed to maintain jobs and get on with life, but I still had episodes of anxiety and depression which slowed me down in life and stopped me from achieving my goals.
So the Prozac never really worked because I had never been offered help to deal with the root reasons for my anxiety and depression.
It was only in recent years when I came off the drug that I was finally given some help and referred for CBT, and although it has been a struggle, I believe this, along with support and understanding from my husband, has helped me more than any drug could.
However, we are all different and for some people trying an antidepressant short term along with CBT often helps. I just don’t believe antidepressants are a long-term solution to those suffering from anxiety and depression.
This is not to say that they might be needed for more complex mental health problems. No doubt fighting anxiety and depression is a hard slog even with the right therapy.
The therapy itself is hard work because it forces you to be honest with yourself, to open yourself up, and to uncover things from the past that you may want to forget and never dealt with before.
At times it can be overwhelming and this is when support from partners, friends, family, and social support networks is most important!
There is nothing to lose!
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