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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. December's theme is mental health during the holiday season.

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Creative Expressions Guidelines

As itís National Suicide Prevention Week, I have debated whether or not to write something, or just bury my head and swallow hard. But, after reading an article in the Guardian (ht...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
10th Sep 2013
How I wish the title was Dodging the December Depression instead, but no. This has happened to me a few years in a row now. Midnight strikes on the 30th of November and WHAM! I am ...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
21st Dec 2012
When I was a young soldier, I found a friend who had hung herself during the night. I screamed for help, and the subsequent helpers sought even more help; but there was nothing we ...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
26th Oct 2012
In support of World Mental Health Day and the theme of depression. I have discovered that there is actually one benefit to living with bipolar disorder and that is creativity! I ha...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
10th Oct 2012
Its National Poetry Day today, so I thought it would be nice to share one of my poems with the the SANE community. I have written a fair few poems over the years, but I have never ...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
04th Oct 2012
This is the first of a three-part series on the subject of suicide. Part 1 is about my personal experience with suicidal thoughts and the lure of impending of death that plagued me...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
27th Sep 2012
I am new to SANE, having only recently turned to online resources in an effort to find something that might help me cope with the deep distress I was experiencing. I read about Vir...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
21st Sep 2012
Being bipolar feels much like wading through treacle in a cold, dark stinking cave. But, sometimes it feels like being the ball bearing in a pinball machine, whizzing randomly arou...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
10th Sep 2012
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