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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. September's theme is happiness.

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 and we will moderate and upload it for you.

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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I'm classed as a "mental health service user" because I am an identified sufferer of severe depression, anxiety disorder, OCD and I hear voices (not specifically labelled at this p...
Posted by
calley
21st Nov 2012
Something that truly bothers me is everybody's perception of self harm. I think, in realism, the only way you will ever truly understand what it means and what it takes to self har...
Posted by
alicebeesley
21st Nov 2012
I suppose it's all the same cliche sort of stuff, depression, isn't it? I am nearly eighteen years old and I think I have already lost the will to live. Tenfold. I certainly think ...
Posted by
alicebeesley
20th Nov 2012
Apparent competence refers to outwardly being able to cope and seeming in control, while inwardly being completely lost, or mentally unwell. It does not necessarily have the abilit...
Posted by
amyc
14th Nov 2012
Have you ever been talking to someone, and listening to what they are saying and felt a huge rush of compassion for them, one that feels like you are just going to burst, and it is...
Posted by
amyc
11th Nov 2012
A minute of failure can lead to a lot of pain. Just that split second where you make a bad decision can cause a massive fall out. I self harmed last week. It was a snap impulsive d...
Posted by
amyc
05th Nov 2012
As the days pass by, that you may, like myself be crossing off on a calendar or in a diary, a sense of both pride and unease grow. Has it really been nearly a month since I last se...
Posted by
amyc
29th Oct 2012
When I was a young soldier, I found a friend who had hung herself during the night. I screamed for help, and the subsequent helpers sought even more help; but there was nothing we ...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
26th Oct 2012
Hi I'm new to this but hope it will help me get through this black fog. I have suffered depression and anxiet for last 7 years but the last two years it has lasted longer. Where as...
Posted by
Cork
22nd Oct 2012
Hi, I'm Richard and here is my story......
Posted by
BipolarExplorer
13th Oct 2012
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