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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. Augut's theme is relationships and friendships.

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, you have your copy saved. If you are experiencing issues, please email your entry to fundraising@sane.org.uk and we will moderate and upload onto here for you.

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

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It has now been almost 12 months to the day that I was discharged from a psychiatric hospital. This last year has undoubtedly been the best year of my life, and I have my stay in h...
Posted by
Adventures-in-parenthood
24th Jan 2014
I was told, not so long ago, by someone I used to consider a friend, that I am always blaming others for my situation – that I ‘fail to take responsibility’. I also had my ex tell ...
Posted by
Widdles
24th Jan 2014
A weird feeling came over me recently. It took me a while to realise what it was, it felt so alien, so unfamiliar. I was happy. But this is a strange happiness. A realistic happine...
Posted by
dirkgently1066
23rd Jan 2014
I have never been accused of being fancy. I am not a high maintenance kinda gal. I have never paid for a pedicure (my feet are way too ticklish for that). I have rarely gone to an ...
Posted by
NeuroticNelly
23rd Jan 2014
Had a dream last night. I was in a zombie apocalypse and I was in my house trying to save my cat from a two headed pit bull dog zombie that growled at me but didn't attack, I don't...
Posted by
DearYouSincerelyMe
23rd Jan 2014
So, its been a while since I've been this bad- the worse part is I have no idea why I feel like this. Isn't that what most people feel? I mean I have no reason to feel low, I have ...
Posted by
nlcmch
22nd Jan 2014
My life has always been surrounded by last. And by that I mean, I have always seemed to be last in things. The last to know secrets (probably because I suck at keeping them), the l...
Posted by
NeuroticNelly
21st Jan 2014
I have suffered from mental health problems since I was young to varying degrees. This episode has been going for two years now and has proven particularly difficult. I have manage...
Posted by
Daisy Duke
20th Jan 2014
I'm trying to describe to you what it feels like to have PTSD. It's like leading a double life; one is real life, the other is the internal life in my mind governed by whatever fla...
Posted by
GMGittins
19th Jan 2014
I have just discovered the vast amount of charities out there giving help to people like me, who are suffering with a mental illness. When I first experienced my first encounter in...
Posted by
Crowley
18th Jan 2014
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