Patrick “Paddy” O’Brien

I’m 47 years old and I live in England. I am first generation English but my family, ancestry etc. originate from Ireland where most of family currently live.

I’m married with 3 wonderful daughters plus a 4 year old Shorkie called Alfie.

I’m been on my mental health journey since about September of 2017 – I have been struggling way way before that though, but it took me a long time to let go of the ego and the toxic masculinity issues and to admit that it was okay to not be okay and reach out.

My blog was created as part of my next step layering technique of addressing different elements around dealing, accepting and coping with mental health issues one at a time.

I have to admit that I was and I am really nervous about this. I’m okay with the writing, although I did go through many many drafts before I was finally happy….but publishing it for the world to see – WOW!!! This is a massive step! If no-one reads it then fine, not an issue…. For me, it is another coping mechanism that I’m really excited about.

Mental health blog: http://patobrien.me.uk/
Twitter: @wolfetone98

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