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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Before being made redundant, I was utterly miserable. Therapy helped me to understand some of the underlying thoughts and behaviours that had fed my depression but on a more practi...
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16th Jun 2015
Black dogs have played a large part in my life, my sister was given a black lab when she was seven, we got my daughter a big black and tan border collie when she was three, he live...
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15th Jun 2015
I have been writing a blog for a while now tht highlights my life with PTSD. I find it useful to look back on, especially when I've been struggling. It gives me an insight into my ...
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15th Jun 2015
Hello, I'm new to this site and I'm hoping that reading and sharing will help on road to recovery. Have had years of bouts of depression and social anxiety. Have always been a quie...
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15th Jun 2015
When one is ill, they are neglected by friends, relatives and social workers. There are a lot of free time. There is no 9 to 5 job. With the help from DLA one can get broadband and...
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14th Jun 2015
image Finding support to help you is critical in facing your mental health problems. While the poor NHS is stretched to breaking point,it is up to us sufferers and those who care t...
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14th Jun 2015
Mindfulness is helping me expand my recovery experience. I have a tendency to recoil from the uncomfortable, and then dive downwards into despair. Mindfulness is helping me recogni...
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11th Jun 2015
I was in a pretty bad way when I was admitted into hospital. In fact, Id been unable to dress myself that morning. I was extremely confused; I wasnt even sure whether I was in G...
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10th Jun 2015
Laura sent us this blog about mental health at university. You can read more of Laura's blogs Moving away to start at university as a ...
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Leon Hubert
09th Jun 2015
It's the first question we ask - Why me? Especially the person with depression, but you find yourself asking this too - why does this have to happen to me? To the person I love? It...
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07th Jun 2015