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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. October's theme is Motivating Yourself.

Share your thoughts/experiences with the SANE Community here.

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In a discussion at work recently, the question was posed; if you could go back to any point in your life, when would it be? Or, to put it another way, when were you happiest? An in...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
07th Sep 2017
I suffer from anxiety. Most of my friends probably know this already. But do they know what it means? Normal brain tells me, ‘hey you’re on holiday, take a couple of da...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
04th Jul 2017
One of the difficulties with both depression and anxiety is the near constant state of self-judgement. Every action, reaction, thought or utterance is placed under a microscope of ...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
26th Apr 2017
Just over a year ago I made the decision to go back onto antidepressants. Having left therapy, I had thought that my reliance on medication to manage my mental health was behind me...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
20th Apr 2017
What would you say to depression? Iím sure there are any number of responses to that question. Perhaps simply, why? Why me? What did I do wrong? Itís only right to feel sad. After ...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
14th Sep 2016
Following my second session of CBT, a chance to take stock what what I have learned and what I hope to achieve. Firstly though, letís address a couple of important issues. *What Is...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
24th Jul 2016
It is a strange experiencing walking the road of therapy for the second time. Of course a lot has changed. First time round, I had no idea what I was doing. Going to see a psychiat...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
23rd May 2016
I write a lot about depression but I wonder how many people really, truly understand what it is. In the past, I have used metaphors to try and explain it. For instance how my brain...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
18th May 2016
Itís almost my birthday. Hooray! Inevitably then people start asking what I want, to which my usual response is something along the lines of, ĎI donít know, I donít really need any...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
17th May 2016
It is an unfortunate fact of life that, no matter how hard you try, some people just arenít going to like you. Now there are many potential responses to this. Some of us will care ...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
10th May 2016
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