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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 holiday season.

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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Lisa shared this poem with us, which she wrote whilst struggling.   I don't want to talk, just leave me alone, Stop texting me, stop ringing my phone. I don't want your advice, or ...
Posted by
Leon Hubert
22nd Oct 2015
The Black Cloud: All you can see is an insignificant grey stain where once there burst a cacophony of colour. A single flat note plays in a long monotonous stride, where once an or...
Posted by
arabellachute
18th Oct 2015
Dear All A bit of a splurge below but thank you in advance for reading. As some of you may or may not know I suffer badly from depression (DP). There are 3 main reasons I am sendin...
Posted by
arabellachute
18th Oct 2015
Today - I have come of my anti depres drugs and am following a normalish life. I still get my black cloud, black hole or black dog days but now I talk about it, I accept and I work...
Posted by
arabellachute
18th Oct 2015
Following on from Healing through writing.... My life carried on in this way for the next 6 years.....in the final year the peaks were more manic and the troughs were getting harde...
Posted by
arabellachute
18th Oct 2015
I was diagnosed with depression when I was 24 after I had entered into a very dark place! I was to be honest, I think my depression really started to claw itself into my mind in my...
Posted by
arabellachute
18th Oct 2015
I read the patient information leaflet in my antipsychotic medication box. "You have been prescribed this medication because you have a disease", none was specifed. There was a lis...
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16th Oct 2015
I'm in a hole. It's dark down here. There may be a lovely warm, sunny day at the top of it but from here I can't see it. There's a pot and a lid down here with me, and some sort of...
Posted by
NotAmused
15th Oct 2015
I'm on to session 4 now and I've finally forced him to speak a little. "What do you think will happen if you don't speak, and you just have space to think?" I don't know what to sa...
Posted by
bunnyhugger
14th Oct 2015
I've been dealing with depression since I was a young girl, and was able to cope having support from my GP, as I got older and started school I started to realise that something ha...
Posted by
meganjade
13th Oct 2015
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