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Each month we are encouraging our bloggers to write about a themed topic. January's theme is New Year, New Focus.

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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When I had depression in October 6th 2011, while I had it for many years but it was that day that the sun went down. I know it was October and we never really have a summer in the ...
Posted by
fathersreachingout
28th Sep 2012
... Comfort from willing listener? Well that is just one simple way I guess I would start to describe myself if I was placing an advert in a lonely hearts column, but I'm not entir...
Posted by
S.I.S
28th Sep 2012
This is the first of a three-part series on the subject of suicide. Part 1 is about my personal experience with suicidal thoughts and the lure of impending of death that plagued me...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
27th Sep 2012
I haven't written a blog in a while. I write everything down in a little journal I have but I feel very alone at the minute. I am now in my second year at university and not much h...
Posted by
HappyHappyHappy
26th Sep 2012
I first cut myself when I was 13, it was on my upper arm with a Stanley knife I kept cutting the same spot over and over during the next few weeks never letting it heal it was the ...
Posted by
YIsWorldWeird
24th Sep 2012
I am new to SANE, having only recently turned to online resources in an effort to find something that might help me cope with the deep distress I was experiencing. I read about Vir...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
21st Sep 2012
Hi there. Shall we take a peek under the covers? It's bedtime, and as a sufferer of depression, I am relieved at last to be able to legitimately be in my bed, pulling the covers up...
Posted by
BaggyBlue
12th Sep 2012
Being bipolar feels much like wading through treacle in a cold, dark stinking cave. But, sometimes it feels like being the ball bearing in a pinball machine, whizzing randomly arou...
Posted by
PurpleMoonbeam
10th Sep 2012
I possess what I call my ‘sixth sense’. The psychiatry department keep mistakenly reporting that I suffer from visual and auditory hallucinations. This is not true. These ‘delusion...
Posted by
ladybard1968
02nd Sep 2012
I sometimes think writing is all I live for. I have finished my book Hearing voices handbook and it is available to download via kindle reader for the bargin price of £1.95 . I hop...
Posted by
ladybard1968
02nd Sep 2012
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