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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. The topic for July is Summer.

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.

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

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Quite often I just cannot sleep. How slow the hands of time will creep. I toss and turn my troubled mind. Can claim no peace or solace find.   I'm so complex, just who am I? Childl...
Posted by
SANE
05th Jan 2018
Don't just tell me I'm sad or I need to just smile. When depression engulfs you, you're lost for a while. Don't tell me to snap out of the blackness I'm in. I try to break through ...
Posted by
SANE
05th Jan 2018
Calm the wind, soothe the rain, bring forth the sunlit day. Unleash the thoughts that cloud my mind, and help me find my way. Undo the harm that nestled there, the thorns that grew...
Posted by
SANE
05th Jan 2018
The 1997 National Survey of volunteering defines volunteering as: An activity which involves spending time, unpaid, doing something which aims to benefit someone (individuals or gr...
Posted by
SANE
12th Dec 2017
I wanted to share my story because I've been dealing with an issue for 18 years that has been a huge part of my life, and since travelling around Asia I've been putting more focus ...
Posted by
SANE
12th Dec 2017
Over the last few years I have been working hard on being kind to myself. It was only after I sat down at the beginning of this journey and wrote down my thoughts,that I realised I...
Posted by
SANE
11th Dec 2017
I really love the run up to Christmas, more than the actual day to be honest! I love mince pies, decorations, fairy lights, trees with angels on top, socialising, smiles ... laught...
Posted by
SANE
11th Dec 2017
I have battle scars.  And these imperfections are a part of who I am.   They are not a marker of my weakness. Nor are they a sign of the defeats I have suffered along the way.  The...
Posted by
SANE
08th Dec 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
Our generous SANE supporter Raju took this lovely photo of his beautiful flowers and has shared them with us.   ...
Posted by
SANE
24th Oct 2017
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