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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for September is 'simple things to lift your spirits'.

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The year 2015 was a rough one for me. There was no one specific reason why I was depressed, but a combination of events that contributed to my short time period of depression. Firs...
Posted by
SANE
30th May 2018
“Together we can stop stigma and change mental health for good.” SANE There are a number of charities doing tremendous work in the field of mental health. Living with a...
Posted by
SANE
11th May 2018
Depression is a disease that has the power to keep us silent. It wants us to stay quiet because it grows through isolation and shame. For many people keeping quiet is a response to...
Posted by
SANE
08th May 2018
I REMEMBER watching Ben Elton on the telly when I was a kid, talking about how if men had periods they’d be boasting about who bled the most. He was probably right. That was ...
Posted by
SANE
08th May 2018
The garden has such an important role to play in the battle against mental illness. Gardening can help to alleviate stress and anxiety, whilst studies have also shown we are instin...
Posted by
SANE
30th Apr 2018
I love music, and to be honest, I could not live without my Iphone or my YouTube playlist. Here’s my top five song suggestions that helps me stay positive and be stress free....
Posted by
SANE
27th Apr 2018
Tomorrow evening Handsome Doc, MK and I are off to Dubai for a few days. We’re all so excited – MK at the prospect of spending all day in the swimming pool, Handsome Do...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
A Letter to Men  They tell you man up  And boys don’t cry  Show no weakness  Wipe the tears from your eyes    They say that you’re feminine when you show any emotion Yo...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
A Letter to My Friends  When you ask how I am and I say that I'm fine  I have a confession and it's that I have been lying  It's easier to lie than to explain my mood  Easier to tu...
Posted by
SANE
24th Apr 2018
Depression I understand that you're depressed but you're being selfish Have you ever heard that line before? From these dogooders that have your best interest at heart You need to ...
Posted by
SANE
04th Apr 2018
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