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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 holidays.

Share your thoughts/experiences with the SANE Community here.

We advise before submitting your blog to save your entry on a Word document - in case any technical issues arise. If you are experiencing issues, please email your entry to fundraising@sane.org.uk.

You are also welcome to share your experiences on our Support Forum. Join/log in here.

Remember, if you're in need of support, our confidential services are always here.

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One day at a time, Is often a line, Delivered to people, Seen to be struggling of some kind,   But people who suffer from mental distress, Will know the mind plays tricks; like a g...
Posted by
SANE
24th Nov 2017
Often, it is very difficult to identify the root cause of a problem- especially when you are distressed by it. It requires much introspection and lateral thinking- so how can self-...
Posted by
logic640
15th Nov 2017
So I just posted this text on Facebook as I find that I often battle with perceived social pressures from friends and acquaintances during periods of severe depression. I torture m...
Posted by
SANE
14th Nov 2017
Taking part in family life has been a significant challenge for me during the last year, having experienced a major depressive episode for the first time in my life. In an effort t...
Posted by
clairerpb
08th Nov 2017
DISCRIMINATIONS The fear unknown leads to fear and hatred As misinformation created by the media Against people who are disabled Having a disability does leave you weakened This do...
Posted by
sunshine
05th Nov 2017
This is how it all started. This is why we are here in this room today. Though even as I say this, I realise the story begins before this time. It started in early 2013 when &lsquo...
Posted by
Admin
03rd Nov 2017
She was the most popular girl in school and no one knew no one knew the pain she hid and no one cared about what she's going through the tall beautiful girl was suffering and she d...
Posted by
sunshine
29th Oct 2017
ANGER! When we are angry, we usually want control, and we want to ‘win the argument’, or we want to ‘get even’ or maybe tell the other party ‘I’...
Posted by
penny1
27th Oct 2017
My aim is to provide hope and inspiration to other victims and survivors whilst also highlighting mental health and other common factors surrounding surviving rape, sexual abuse, b...
Posted by
froggy
26th Oct 2017
I am really struggling with my feelings and talking to people about how I been with everything going on for all the stress and the anxiety, crying I do not know where else to turn....
Posted by
jayboo
25th Oct 2017
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