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The idea of telling anyone to stop and think before they self-harm for the first time is a strange one. For most of us, I'm guessing we haven't weighed up and the pros and cons bef...
Posted by
lucyd
09th Feb 2016
I've never really been one for New Year's resolutions, but after the worst year of my life - a year that has seen me go through suicide attempts, hospital admissions, social servic...
Posted by
lucyd
02nd Jan 2016
I saw the psych this morning. I almost didnít go. Things seem to have settled to the point where Iím not okay, but okay. Iím okay because Iím not having suicidal thoughts, or thoug...
Posted by
lucyd
04th Dec 2015
There was one day this week that was just a catalogue of (small) disasters. It started with an argument with the doctor's receptionist, progressed through a broken down car and a f...
Posted by
lucyd
27th Nov 2015
Of all the things that are a million times harder with depression, parenting has to top the list. Itís a tough enough job anyway, but it often feels like trying to climb a mountain...
Posted by
lucyd
19th Nov 2015
The more time passes, the more I wonder how much longer I can keep listening to the one per cent of me that must, for some reason, want to stay alive, rather than the 99 per cent t...
Posted by
lucyd
12th Nov 2015
There is so much in the media right now about the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and all of that exposure is doing great things in reducing the stigma. As a journalist an...
Posted by
lucyd
05th Nov 2015
This weekend marks the first anniversary of my suicide attempt. Over the past year, there hasnít been a single day when I havenít thought about it. Sometimes it has just flitted ac...
Posted by
lucyd
01st Sep 2015
It's school sports day. Nearing 30C. I have a child in Year 4 and another in Nursery. I used to be a governor at the school, before depression made it impossible to continue. I am ...
Posted by
lucyd
03rd Jul 2015
Itís funny how things change. I took an overdose on September 5th. After four days in hospital, I was discharged with the promise that I would be seen urgently by the community men...
Posted by
lucyd
31st Jan 2015
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