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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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Christmas wishes to everyone of you. You are so special. Raju Sinha...
Posted by
RAJU SINHA
25th Nov 2014
Today is the last time I am going to hurt myself with the intent of ending my life. I've promised them a year of sticking to treatment but I don't know how to start, I'm supposed t...
Posted by
Owny
25th Nov 2014
I think despair is a cruel emotion to feel....... I like oranges but they are not all the same. What I mean by that is, mental health people are people too.. we count... we're spec...
Posted by
Johnson007
24th Nov 2014
Dear Friends & Family, I am a sufferer of Borderline Personality Disorder andI just want to say that I understand that knowing me can be a chore. I go from funny and kind to selfis...
Posted by
BlackDogTribe
24th Nov 2014
I was somewhat surprised to realise that my healthy eating regime had been going for three months and it seemed a good time to take stock of what I have learned in that time. Start...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
24th Nov 2014
Back to hospital tomorrow after my weekend leave, to see Dr Arora. I'm really not sure whether I should give the Bradgate Unit a second chance, or whether to take the private optio...
Posted by
Caronhw
23rd Nov 2014
There is no conscious moment before the physical pressure begins. I awake with a Labrador sitting on my chest, not literally you understand, but a massive metaphor of a hound preve...
Posted by
YvetteJ
22nd Nov 2014
Today was my first day on the Beaumont ward at the Glenfields Bradgate unit. I was admitted late last night and after being brought to the ward I was put into room 12, and told I w...
Posted by
Caronhw
21st Nov 2014
My 18 year old daughter as suffered mental health problems for a couple of years now. She is finding it hard to make/ keep friends. She never has any plans for the weekend and is a...
Posted by
Lists ripping
19th Nov 2014
In the following guest blog, triber Craig shares with us the lessons he has learnt on his road to recovery from depression, and how the changes he has made have helped him start li...
Posted by
BlackDogTribe
19th Nov 2014
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