My name is Gemma and I am 32 years old. I live with my husband (Dave) and our dachshund (Walter) in the north west of England. I am a carer/support worker for a special needs teenager. I love my job and I am passionate about disability/special needs awareness.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on walks with Walter, eating out, cooking, going the gym, reading, watching films and tv series, playing on my Xbox One and listening to rock and metal music.
In December 2014, I was diagnosed with moderate depression and anxiety as a result of what can only be described as a breakdown.
This blog is a way of documenting what it is like living with depression and anxiety. I have been on a huge journey since December 2014 including numerous different medications and talking therapies. I am in such a better place now and I am able to manage (for the most part) my anxiety and depression.
At the end of February 2017, Dave and I found out that I was pregnant. We are delighted that our baby is due 8th November.